January 21, 2021

Adoptive Families Finalizations in the Midst of Frenzy

If you surveyed 100 people and asked them how they would describe the year 2020, you are guaranteed to encounter an array of visceral responses. Awful. Horrendous. Trying. Hard. Devastating. Renewing. Refreshing. Liberating. Exhausting. Mind-blowing. Read More

January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Call to Impact Community

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” Martin Luther King Jr. day is a federal holiday designated as a national day of service designed to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Read More

January 15, 2021

A year of firsts: Celebrating the holidays and Older Child Adoption in 2020

It’s often said there is magic in new beginnings. From changing careers to learning a new hobby, the process of doing something for the first time comes with hard lessons learned, new territory conquered, and ideas that make life a little brighter. Read More

November 30, 2020

Marriott Foundation Recognizes Stephen Hersh’s Life of Service--With a Gift to Barker

Marriott Foundation Recognizes Stephen Hersh’s Life of Service--With a Gift to Barker Read More

October 2, 2020

Adopting from South Korea During a Pandemic

How Korea is Still Helping Families Come Together and Bring Children Home Despite a Global Pandemic Read More

September 18, 2020

INCLUSION AND ADOPTION: Seen. Valued. Chosen.

Seen. Valued. Chosen. Read More

September 4, 2020

International Adoption During COVID

International Adoption is Certainly an Option During this Time of Uncertainty Read More

September 1, 2020

Donor Spotlight: Shirley Windle

Donor Spotlight: Shirley Windle The story of a mother and daughter’s reconnection that starts with Barker’s earliest days Read More

August 24, 2020

Volunteer for Barker's 2020 Virtual Phonathon

Whether you have created your family through adoption, you are an adoptee, have received support through post-adoption services, or received vital services by Barker as you faced an unexpected pregnancy; please consider giving the gift of your time. Be a Barker Champion and Volunteer! Read More

August 19, 2020

Is Being Adopted My Calling?

Is Being Adopted My Calling? By: Mei Ke Reichard, Kerrie Tiedemann, and Jenni McGinnis Read More

August 12, 2020

Adoption Films For Family Movie Nights

We can imagine there have been more movie nights scheduled than ever before. Did you know watching a movie with an adoption or foster-care storyline, or themes of identity and belonging, can not only entertain, but lead to a thoughtful conversation about the way your family was formed? Read More

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