One of The Barker Adoption Foundation’s hallmarks is its commitment to post-adoption services. Our services do not end when a child is placed with a family, for we recognize that adoption is a lifelong journey, with normal developmental challenges and tasks. An increasing body of literature supports the idea that post-adoption supports and services serve to strengthen families created through adoption. Barker is committed to providing these supports and education to all members of the adoption circle: adopted persons, birth parents, and adoptive parents.
Barker’s post-adoption services are available to all touched by adoption. You are welcome to use Barker’s counseling services and groups and to participate in any of the workshops and educational programs offered through Barker regardless of whether your adoption experience was with Barker or another agency.
For more information about specific services, fees, and educational opportunities available to you or a loved one, please visit the other pages in this section. Please also check Barker’s Event Calendar for the latest updates.
Also, if you are connected with Barker but you don't think we have your latest information and/or, you'd like to receive updates about relevant events, groups and workshops, please share your information with us. For more information, please contact the Family and Post-Adoption Services Department at 301-664-9664 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.