Crisis Pregnancy Outreach Specialist

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a Crisis Pregnancy Outreach Specialist responsible for educating people in the community about Barker’s pregnancy counseling and adoption placement services, with emphasis on identifying pregnant women who can benefit from this resource.  Duties include planning and implementing an annual outreach calendar, preparing informational materials, building and maintaining connections in the community, and collaboration with Barker’s digital marketing manager.  The crisis pregnancy outreach specialist will also be responsible for working with the pregnancy counselor to provide on-call support on scheduled evenings and weekends.  Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a related field with a minimum of two years’ work experience in a professional setting post-graduation.  Must be proactive, flexible, able to multi-task, and enjoy working in a diverse, results-oriented workplace where a premium is placed on teamwork. Must have flexibility and reliable transportation to perform duties as needed after hours, or on weekends.

Please send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to:  No phone calls, please.


Crisis Pregnancy Counselor

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a licensed social worker to serve as a Crisis Pregnancy Counselor to work with pregnant women and their partners who are considering making an adoption plan. Applicants must have flexibility to work both evenings/weekends on an as needed basis. Primary duties include responding to phone calls, meeting with clients and providing guidance, education and counseling about the adoption process. MSW degree and ability to attain social work license in DC and Maryland required. Ideal candidate has strong clinical skills, crisis intervention background, understanding of grief and loss, and experience in counseling or social work. Must have car and be willing to work evenings and weekends from home with travel throughout DC/MD/VA.

Please send cover letter, and resume to: No phone calls please. 


Cradle Care Families for District of Colombia

The Barker Adoption Foundation is currently seeking a DC resident family to join our volunteer Cradle Care Program. We ask for at least a year commitment to care for babies (0-3years old) who are in need of a foster care placement up to 45 days.  We require that one caregiver stays at home with the baby while in the foster care placement.  Medical background or experience in fostering children is a plus. The foster care approval process will include completing a home study with a licensed social worker, at no cost to the family. 

For additional questions or to submit an application, please reach out to Patricia Sanyer at