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The Barker Foundation is please to announce that it is forming a new monthly discussion group for adoptive parents of adolescents and teens.
For many years Barker has maintained a monthly discussion group for adoptive parents of teenagers. The group, facilitated by Barbara Donesky, LCSW-C, has been well attended and participants have come to view it as a significant source of support for their families. As many of the group’s core members now have children who have entered early adulthood, Barker has decided to create a new group specifically to meet the needs of families with adolescents.
Both groups will meet at Barker’s Bethesda office, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD. Free parking is available in the building’s parking lot, accessed from Auburn Street behind the building. Please not that Barker's entrance is not reached through the building’s main entrance on Old Georgetown Road; Barker has a separate entrance on Glenbrook Road (exit from the far side of the parking lot).
The groups are open to all adoptive parents -regardless of whether they adopted through Barker, and new members are always welcome. If you have any questions or would like to discuss which group may be appropriate for your needs please contact Varda Makovsky, Director of Family and Post Adoption Services at 301-664-9664 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.