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Event Description

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.

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

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Time Zone: 
The Barker Adoption Foundation's Bethesda Office

Event Contact

Kathleen Porter

Registration Information

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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.
$150/individual and $275/couple