Event Description

Barker’s Kids’ Groups are a great opportunity for children who were adopted to share their experiences about adoption in a nurturing and safe environment.  Barker’s facilitators use games and art projects to engage the children to explore their thoughts about adoption and express themselves.  The groups also assist in educating children on how to answer questions about adoption, empowering them to realize that they can decide how much of their adoption stories they are comfortable sharing  (or not) and assuring them that they are not alone. Please note that new content has been added to the sessions, so even if a child has attended a previous group, new material will be covered. 


Kristen England Reighard, NCC, School Counselor and Adopted Person
Seth Solondz, LCSW-C and School Social Worker

The Kids’ Groups include 2 sessions and attendance at both group sessions is required.  There will be a fifteen minute wrap–up session for parents at the end of each session.

The group for 1st and 2nd graders will take place from 10:30 AM-11:45 AM on two Saturdays, March 9 & 16

*Please contact Barker’s Post-Adoption Director if financial circumstances preclude ability to pay full participation fee; scholarships may be available.

The Kids' Groups are open to all regardless of past connection to Barker.

Event Type: 
Educational Workshops
Audience Type: 
Child or Teen Adoptee

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Time Zone: 
The Barker Adoption Foundation - Bethesda Office
Address 1: 
7979 Old Georgetown Rd, First Fl
Postal Code: 
United States

Event Contact

Varda Makovsky

Registration Information

Registration is required?: 
Registration is Open?: 
$100 first child, $80for second child from same family