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December 28, 2021

Adopting as A Single Parent: Expectations vs Reality

After Six False Starts, “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”  Read More

December 17, 2021

Adoptee Voices: A Birth Family Reunion

“Go Forward,” Says Adult Adoptee Marvin Lynch, Reunited with His Birth Family After Decades Read More

November 29, 2021

International Adoption: It Was Love at First Sight

“It was love at first sight”  Read More

November 19, 2021

National Adoptive Month: An Adoptive Parent Reflection

Celebrating NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH and Thanksgiving, with a reflection:  Read More

November 4, 2021

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali! What is Diwali? Read More

September 16, 2021

NICU - Where The Little Things Matter

Our daughter Grace Theadora Rose was born on September 21, 2019, and was in the NICU for 19 days, coming home Read More

July 29, 2021

Raising Black Children and Adoption

In mid-August of 2018, I walked into an adoption agency to speak at one of their Cultural Trainings for the first time. This was only the second time I would be telling my story in front of an audience, the first being an event I hosted about adoption a month prior. Read More

July 23, 2021

3 Simple (But Important) Things That Help Build Resiliency in Adopted Children

Resiliency: How to Cultivate More of It & Beat the Back-to-School Blues Read More

July 19, 2021

Adoptee Voices: A family is not about DNA

My name is Noel Andres, and I am 14 years old.  I describe myself as a fun and loving boy ready to experience life and its many possibilities. Read More

June 18, 2021

How to Celebrate Juneteenth with Your Adoptive Family

Juneteenth is a great day to start showing your support to the African Americans in your home, community, and adoption community. Read More

June 17, 2021

Barker Supports Same-Sex Family for Foster Care & Adoption

The Barker Adoption Foundation strongly supports same-sex family foster care and adoption Read More