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Barker’s prospective adoptive families are a diverse group of individuals and couples who are ready and excited to lovingly welcome a child into their family.

All of our families are local (Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.), feel adoption is a wonderful way to create their family and are extensively trained and thoroughly screened to make certain they can provide a nurturing, safe, and stable home. 

When expectant parents are at the point at which they wish to consider adoptive families, the pregnancy counselor help to identify the qualities most important to expectant parents in the adoptive family they select and then they will share a selection of family profile books created by families who may fit the criteria and the values that the expectant parents identified. 

Here are some of the remarkable individuals and families who are ready to love and parent through adoption.

Meet Our Families


bibi ready to adopt infant baby

Hi, and thank you for reading my profile. I’m Bibi. I’ve been thinking about adopting a child since I was little. Now, with a flexible job and financial stability, I am ready to offer a loving home to a baby. I live in a family-friendly neighborhood in Washington, DC, with a wonderful network of family and friends near-by, including my brother, sister-in-law, and niece (who can’t wait to have a cousin!). I look forward to filling a child’s days with affection and joy. I love to dance, celebrate holidays with parties and homemade treats, visit museums, play games, and travel. I love to spend time outside - on walks in the city, hiking in the country, swimming, and apple-picking. And I love to hang out with my friends of all ages, like my god-daughter and lots of my friends’ kids. I would love to share all this with a child. I’m committed to providing a stable, supportive home, with lots of reading and time together as a family. Thank you for considering me as a parent, and I wish you and your child the best whatever you choose.

Alberto and Lauren

Congratulations on your placement!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know our family. Our names are Lauren and Alberto, and our son's name is Matteo. He will turn four next May. We have been married for 6 years, and live in Northwest DC neighborhood near several parks and the wonderful school where Lauren works. We both have large extended families. We are lucky enough to have Lauren’s relatives close to us in Maryland, and Alberto's siblings and parents live in New York, Spain, France, and Italy. We speak English and Italian at home, and Alberto is also a native Spanish speaker. Alberto is a financial analyst and consultant, and Lauren works at an international school with middle and high school students. Our time as a family is usually spent taking walks and bike rides, cooking, and going on “adventures” in the backyard. Matteo has brought us more joy than we thought possible, and we are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to welcome another child into our lives. We appreciate you considering us as adoptive parents. Should you choose us, we promise you that we will love your child to the moon and back!

Drew and Luis

Hello! We’re Drew and Luis. We first met in 2007 and got married five years later surrounded by our close-knit families, a mixture of Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican, and Cuban backgrounds, and our loving and supportive close friends. That unconditional love, support, and encouragement which has helped us grow as individuals and as a couple over the last decade is what we want to ensure our child has throughout their life. After many years in NYC, we’re now in Maryland in a diverse neighborhood with numerous children from all types of families. Being near downtown D.C., we love the museums, monuments, Nats games, and concerts at the Kennedy Center (where Luis sometimes sings!). Luis loves Drew’s passion for learning about new cultures, traveling (he's lived in 5 countries), and being outdoors. Drew loves that Luis is a Trekkie, sings, and is always learning about science (from dinosaurs to astronomy). As a family, we’re always learning from each other and embarking on new adventures. What's important to us is guiding our child towards embracing everything the world has to offer. As we expand our family, we would be honored to do it with you every step of the way!

Brenda and Tilla

Brenda and TillaCongratulations on your placement!

Greetings, from Brenda and Tilla! We are a bilingual, loving couple, and we just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! What drew us together is that we are both compassionate, and we believe in unconditional love. Tilla is an international economist and Brenda is a pediatric occupational therapist. From the beginning, we have wanted children, and we are eagerly awaiting a special little person to join our family. A child in our home will grow up surrounded with joy, laughter, lots of love, literature, bike rides, swimming, art and music from different countries, enjoying meals together, and spending time with caring friends, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunties and uncles. We would love nothing more than to open our hearts and our homes to a child. Their adoption story is something that we will share with them, and they will grow up knowing their birth family and us. If you choose, we promise to keep in touch with you through pictures, updates, and visits. Thank you for considering us as loving parents for your child.

Vic and Lita

Lit and Vic ready to adopt infant baby Congratulations on your placement!

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We have been married for 10+ years now, and our daughter just turned 3 years old. When we adopted our daughter, we decided that Vic would be a full time stay at home parent and Lita took a position with a flexible schedule that allows her to work from home and be available during the day. We enjoy spending time together, and we can't wait to bring another child into our family.   For most of the year, a typical day in our house starts on the back porch, eating breakfast and watching the neighborhood wake up.  Vic always has something planned for the day, exploring outside in nature, attending a class or playdate. We often have company for dinner, family from out of town or neighbors who just drop by. Meals are very important and we try to keep it healthy and homemade.  We end the day on the front porch, talking to friends and neighbors, blowing bubbles and watching the neighborhood quiet down for the night. We are excited about continuing to grow our family through adoption, and our daughter would make a wonderful big sister to a little one.  Our community includes other adoptive parents, as well as those who were adopted. We value the diverse perspectives our friends and family will offer our children.  Whatever your decision, we wish your all our very best.  

Tom and Brigitte

tom and brigitte ready to adopt infant baby Congratulations on your placement!

We are Tom and Brigitte. We think we could best be described as fun, thoughtful, and down-to-earth. We’ve been married for nine years, and we share a love of learning, travel, and caring for our sassy but very lovable husky retriever. We live in a diverse neighborhood in Washington, DC, which has much to offer: great playgrounds, a pool and library just a block away, easy access to the city’s museums and sites, and a close-knit street of friends and neighbors, many with young children. Family is central to our lives. We have fifteen nieces and nephews, and we have really enjoyed watching them grow into caring and intelligent adults (we might also mention here that we are very proud to have been deemed “the cool aunt and uncle” by more than one of them). We very much hope to create the same opportunities for our child: to offer unconditional love and support, to instill in them the importance of service to others, and to provide them with the tools they need to pursue whatever their dream may be. For all of the moments, big and small, we will be there with grace, humor, and love.

Nathaniel and Aletheia

nathaniel and aletheia ready to adopt infant baby Congratulations on your placement!

We are Nathaniel, Aletheia, and Brighton!  Prior to us ever meeting we both separately wanted adoption to be a part of our family unit. We have so much love for God, each other, our family and we want to be able to continue to express our love as we expand our family through adoption. We know that it is because of your great love for your child that you have made the choice to place your child with an adoptive family. We already have so much love in our hearts for this child that we have yet to even meet. Our family goal is simple, to love! We work hard to reflect that each and every day through how we interact as a family, to Aletheia's job working with women facing crisis pregnancy situations, to Nathaniel's social entrepreneurial drive. We work hard to love in everything that we do in an effort to give back and raise our son Brighton and future sons/daughters to love and change the world. 

David and Rachel

Hi from David and Rachel. We were married in 2010, and started the adoption process after trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant while living overseas.  We have both wanted to raise a family our entire lives, and we can’t wait to adopt a child.  David is in the foreign service and Rachel owns a small dog walking company, so our children will be able to travel extensively and will always have pets! We both have college degrees, strongly value education, and can’t wait to share our knowledge of the world with a child. While there is no way we can fully grasp how difficult a decision this must be, we know it must be the hardest decision you have ever made.  More than anything, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the love, security, and joy we can offer.  We want your child to always know where he or she came from and believe that an open adoption is the best way to fulfill this.  We hope you choose us, but regardless of your decision we wish you and your baby the best.  

Kyle and Lamika

kyle and lamika ready to adopt infant baby

Hello from Kyle and Lamika. We have been happily married since 2009 and are excited about becoming first-time parents. Since we were dating, we always envisioned a family to include children. We both work in Human Resources for the federal government in Baltimore, and we have a passion for helping others. We live in Baltimore County, in a very safe and quiet neighborhood with excellent schools around us. Our home is already a home full of love, laughter and smiles, and we hope to add a precious child to our loving environment. Outside of work, we love to travel, spend time with family, watch DIY shows on television, and cooking together! We understand this may be a difficult decision for you, but please know that you would be helping us grow our family, should you choose this route. We both feel that we have what it takes to nurture a child, and we hope that child will be yours!

Viet and Avery

viet and avery ready to adopt baby infant Congratulations on your placement!

Hello, We are Avery and Viet. We’ve been together for more than 13 years -- and one year as a married couple! Together, we’ve traveled the world and grown closer over the years. We have always wanted to grow our family and look forward to giving a child a happy and stable home. Avery can’t wait to teach a child to bake and read stories. Viet can’t wait to teach a child to ride a bike and play with legos. We live in a quiet, safe, neighborhood with good schools and plenty of parks and space for a child to play. Avery works for a nonprofit that supports solar energy, and Viet helps whistleblowers keep their jobs. We enjoy getting together often with our families and small nieces and nephews to celebrate holidays, birthdays, and many other fun occasions. Most of all, we look forward to giving a child our unconditional love and support. We hope your child will receive that love whatever decision you make.

Joe and Bronwyn

Hello, we are Joe and Bronwyn. Our relationship is based on a strong commitment to each other, respect, love, and good senses of humor. Our story started in San Francisco. A mutual friend connected us when Bronwyn moved there, and we met for Mexican food. After a number of hikes, bike rides, music shows, walks around the city, and even a trip to the emergency room, we soon got married. We moved to Washington DC about 6 years ago and live in an area that’s characterized by strong community and families from all backgrounds. We enjoy that our home is a place to relax, walk our dogs, Layla & Minnie, and invite friends over for barbeque. Bronwyn leads financial research for a non-profit and Joe is an architect. Bronwyn grew up in West Texas and also lived in New York, California, and Europe. Joe grew up in Oregon and also lived in Arizona, Texas, France, and California. Each of us comes from a strong family, and nurturing our household is our biggest priority. Our wedding day was almost 10 years ago and our love still grows as time passes. We would like to share this love and our happy lives with a child. 


HeatherCongratulations on your placement!

My name is Heather, I live in Maryland, a short drive to both Washington DC and Baltimore. You may wonder why I want to adopt. I am excited to build my family. I've wanted to adopt since I was young, and it has always been a part of my path in life. This is a natural choice for me, as I have adopted relatives, and cousins who built their family through adoption. I also have several friends who are adopted. It just makes sense. Out there somewhere is a baby who needs a home. I have a home that needs a baby – it's a perfect fit. What would a day in the life look like for a child here? It would start with family breakfast (making time to eat together is important). Then off we'd go to start the day – playtime at home, story time at the library, a walk to the playground, exploring the trails behind the house, or a pool day– the important thing is spending time together as a family. I'm grateful that you're taking the time to consider me as a parent for your child, and look forward to the adventure that is on the horizon.

Andrew and John

andrew and john ready to adopt infant baby

Hi there! We are Andrew and John. We would like to thank you for reading our profile, and hope that it gives you a glimpse into our lives. We live in a wonderful neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., with a nice yard and plenty of kids in the neighborhood. We have been together for over 8 years now, married for nearly three years. Andrew is an attorney and John is an accountant. We have an adorable labradoodle named Blanche who loves everyone (as the name implies).   We both have our families close by and a wonderful group of friends around the area.   We are looking forward to sharing with our child the world’s experiences and joys: vacations with family, rooting for our favorite sports teams, baking treats with family—the sky is the limit!  We believe that open adoption will be a wonderful way to grow our family.  We wish you the best in deciding what path is best for the both of you.

Drew and Allie

Allie and Drew - ready to adopt an infant baby

Hi and thanks for reading our profile! Our names are Allie (Mama), Drew (Dada), and Hannah and our hearts are with you as you consider adoption and imagine us as a part of your life and family. Allie and Drew fell in love in college, dated for 8 years and have been married for three. Allie is a Physician Assistant and Drew is a pastor. Hannah was born in 2014. She loves reading, being silly, and seriously loves other kids--especially babies. We think she is excellent big sister material. We love to spend lots of time together and with other family and friends. Whether playing outside, making music, reading or cooking, we usually do it together and end up rolling on the floor laughing. We care a lot about each other as well as our neighbors. We are trying to build a family that practices mercy, peace, justice, and love; and we feel ready to welcome your child into our family, our home, our community, and our life. 

Chris and Christine

chris and christine ready to adopt baby

Thank you for taking a look at our profile and considering us as adoptive parents. We realize this is a hard decision and thank you for considering adoption. We both have been married for three years but known each other for five. When we got married each of us believed we had truly found their soul mate. We both come from families and parents with strong loving partnerships and know what a pivotal role this played in the success of our marriage. This is our first adoption. If we are fortunate enough we hope your child will be joined by other siblings through adoption as well. It’s important to us that any child of ours understands their story and never feels the place they came from is a mystery. We not only want them to feel comfortable with how our family came to be but you to also rest assured that you made the right decision and your child is loved and well cared for. We love to take pictures (especially Christine!) and write. We hope you’ll enjoy receiving them as much as we’ll enjoy making them

Jason and Jermain

Jason and Jermain - ready to adopt infant baby Congratulations on your placement!

Hello from Jason and Jermain! We want to thank you for taking time to read about us and learn about our family. We recognize how special this time is in your life and respect the decision you ultimately make concerning your child. We strongly believe that, in time, the child we are meant to parent will find his or her way into our hearts and home. We first met in Baltimore in 2007 and married in 2014. We knew early on that we wanted to become parents and hope to grow our family through the magic of adoption. Jason is an elementary school music teacher and Jermain works full-time in finance for a private university while working part-time as a yoga instructor at a neighborhood studio. Should you decide to place your child with us, know that he or she will be welcomed into a warm, fun-filled home in a diverse neighborhood surrounded by art, large parks and high-quality schools and medical facilities. Our strong connection with family and friends is one of our greatest support systems as we continue our adoption journey. Thank you once again for considering us. We wish you peace, love and understanding in your decision.