Event Description

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Register for Barker's upcoming LIVE WEBINAR “Dear Adoption Expert” on Wednesday, April 1 from 7 to 9 PM EDT

Cynthia Cubbage, LCSW-C, LICSW, Barker's Director of Family & Post Adoption Services, and Varda Makovsky, LCSW-C, LICSW, Barker's Post Adoption Clinical Specialist, will put their combined 33 years of working with adoptive families to answer your questions!

Whether you are a birth parent, adoptive (or soon to be) parent or adopted person, this unique opportunity provides you space to finally receive answers and guidance to questions you may have.


Register Now!


Prior to attending this webinar, you will have the opportunity to submit your question(s) when you register. Cynthia and Varda will provide answers and information based on the questions and interests of registrants. Questions such as...


How do I talk about adoption?
How do I talk about the hard stuff?
How much of what I know about my child’s background do I tell him/her, and when?
Is it the adoption thing?
How do I open up the adoption?
At what age might my child be interested in reconnection with birth family?
When is a good time to go on a homeland tour?
What can I do to incorporate my child’s birth culture into our family life?
What can I do to help my child deal with adoptive and racial identity?
Can a child search internationally?



There are no refunds for our live webinars.  If you are unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the webinar will be sent to you by email within 2 weeks of the webinar.

We don’t provide refunds due to:

  • Attendee technology problems: It is the responsibility of the webinar attendee to test their computer setup prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure at your home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, you are not eligible for a refund. If the technical problem is due to our error, we will issue a refund.
  • Attendee email issues: Refunds will not be issued in cases where an attendee did not receive the webinar login instruction email due to issues like restricted emails, bounced emails, or any other system issues. It is the attendee’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the webinar. Please call 301-664-9664 or email vmakovsky [at] barkerfoundation.org (Varda Makovsky) or ccubbage [at] barkerfoundation.org (Cynthia Cubbage).
  • No shows: Attendees who do not participate in the live webinar will not be entitled to a refund.
Event Type: 
Educational Workshops
Audience Type: 
Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster CareProspective Parent International AdoptionProspective Parent Domestic AdoptionAdoptive ParentBirth ParentAdult Adoptee

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Time Zone: 

Event Contact

Varda Makovsky

Registration Information

Registration is required?: 
Registration is Open?: 
$35 non-refundable