Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Barker Adoption Foundation’s Project Wait No Longer just celebrated a huge milestone when we placed our 100th child who was waiting in the foster care system, into an adoptive family.  We have grown so much since our first placement in 2007 and it is hard to put into words what a milestone like this means for this “little program that could”.  The PWNL staff was thrilled to learn that they would reach this milestone by placing a sibling group of 4 just in time for them to spend Christmas with their new family. 

Project Wait No Longer has had so much support from the Barker community, recognizing the need for families to adopt older children. This support has been critical to the success of our older child program.  With over 100,000 children still waiting for families in the US foster care system, we still have much work to do but thanks to the support of so many people, the children you see here and many others are no longer waiting… they are home.

Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer