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May 18, 2023

Adoptee Voices: National Foster Month Q&A with Siblings Aya and Tala

National Foster Care Month is an initiative of the Children's Bureau each May to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, and other members of the community helping children and youth in foster care. Read More

May 17, 2023

Key Facts About Barker Adoption Foundation's Domestic Program

Siblings adopted through Barker's foster care adoption progam   Read More

May 10, 2023

An Open Connection

Brooks, Katie and Andrew   Read More

April 20, 2023

One-of-a-Kind Model for Foster Care Adoption Changes Lives of One Child, One Family at a Time-

All too often, children in foster care are placed with a family simply becasue they have room. At the age of 12, Eva entered the system, spending 3.5 years in multipe foster homes. Meanwhile, Jenifer, an attorney in Washngton, D.C., felt she had more to give after raising her two adopted boys. Read More

February 14, 2023

An Adoptee’s Experience: Family, Fortitude & Forgiveness: A story of searching for identity and belonging

At 43 years old through an ancestry search I found more than my DNA. I found family and that freedom-type of forgiveness that usually only comes from what feels like an impossible combination of acceptance, release and grace. Read More

January 19, 2023

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Adoptive Family

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Adoptive Family! What is Lunar New Year? Read More

November 7, 2022

From Shy to Sparkly

Rue didn’t smile for 3 days when Holly and Doug first met her in China, and she didn’t speak until she was on the airplane home from China, Holly says. After that though, she has not stopped doing either. Holly says “Rue is just a delight. She is so big and vivacious. She takes over a room. Read More

November 2, 2022

From Homelessness and Neglect to a Home and Love

Aya and her younger sisters Tala and Sarah were originally born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2004, the girls were brought to the U.S. Read More