Event Description

This session will be held in Bethesda

This one-day training is designed to help you think about both the rewards and the challenges of adoption and the life-long adoption issues that are involved, and is required training for all of our families in our Domestic Infant Program and International Programs.  

Through the leaders’ presentations, discussions, group exercises, readings, and the voices of “real people” in the adoption circle, we will look at the perspectives of adopted children, birth parents, and adoptive parents. These groups are facilitated by Barker staff and provide a forum for you to discuss your hopes, questions and concerns. You will also find the group a wonderful opportunity to meet others with similar interests and concerns. Our goal is to help people make informed decisions about adoption and to feel better prepared as they become parents.

Event Type: 
Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Audience Type: 
Prospective Parent International AdoptionProspective Parent Domestic Adoption

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Time Zone: 
Eastern
Location/Venue: 
Christ Lutheran Church Bethesda - Next door to Barker's Bethesda office
Address 1: 
8011 Old Georgetown Rd
City: 
Bethesda
State: 
MD
Postal Code: 
20814

Event Contact

Kathleen Porter
kporter@barkerfoundation.org
301-664-9664

Registration Information

Register Here: 

 

Registration is required?: 
Yes
Registration is Open?: 
Yes
Requirements: 
Please submit an adoption application before registering for the training. You may take the training at the same time you are working on the home study paperwork.
Fee: 
$150/individual and $275/couple