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May 5, 2021

A Mother’s Reflections

I am a mother in three ways:   A birth mom: Having made an adoption plan Read More

April 28, 2021


Each year, National Birth Mother's Day, recognized the Saturday before Mother's Day, honors birth mothers, the first mothers of adopted children. While this day originated as a day of solidarity, education, and compassion, it has evolved and may have a mixture of emotions. Read More

April 16, 2021

How to Pick Your International Adoption Program and Agency

A Guide for Prospective Adoptive Parents  Read More

March 18, 2021

Barker Stands with the Asian Community

We at the Barker Adoption Foundation are heartbroken and deeply troubled by recent events of hate crimes against the Asian Community. We know that many in our community may be struggling with how to talk about these events with their children and seek to support you in these efforts. Read More

March 12, 2021

Unconditional Love and Morphine: One Parent’s Story of Strength and  Resilience

The call from Barker came on a Monday as I was underground in the DC metro system. I got off the train and moved above ground to better hear the program director get the facts out.  A baby was born the evening before.  Her mother was a heavy drug user.  Read More

February 19, 2021

Diversity Matters to Birth Parents

Diversity Matters to Birth Parents: A True Glimpse from the eyes of a Pregnancy Counselor There used to be a time during the adoption process when women would hand their baby over to a family with little to no communication after the process was complete. Read More

February 12, 2021

Celebrating Lunar New Year in 2021

Celebrating Lunar New Year! What is Lunar New Year? Read More

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