Main Office M-F 9 AM-5 PM +1-301-664-9664
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PWNL (Older Child) after hours counselor:+1-888-955-3339
While many may think that education and training is just a part of the initial phases of adoption, it truly is a lifelong process, which is why we are committed to providing these critical services before, during, and after your adoption process.
The first step in learning more about adoption, Barker, and Barker’s programs is to attend a free general adoption information meeting, held monthly at Barker’s offices. You will have the opportunity to meet with staff members, ask questions, and hear from a family that has adopted through Barker. You can find an upcoming meeting by visiting the Barker Events Calendar.
The PRIDE curriculum is a nationally recognized certification for adoption through the public foster care system and required if considering adopting an older child through Project Wait No Longer -Older Child Adoption from Foster Care (PWNL). During the four-part, 27-hour training sessions, you will have the opportunity to:
The topics specifically address the issues relevant to older child adoption, including:
The cost is $225 per couple or$175 for individuals. Register by visiting the Barker Events Calendar.
This discussion group is open to parents at all stages of the process in the PWNL program. This support group is offered at no cost and is open to all families that have adopted through PWNL or are considering an older child adoption through PWNL or the foster care system. To find out when the next group will be held, please visit the Barker Events Calendar. To RSVP for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.