March 1, 2017

Attend the Adoption and Foster Care Expo - March 11th, 2017!

Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about adoption? Join us for the 2017 Adoption and Foster Care Expo on March 11th to speak with Barker staff and other adoption professionals and adoptive and foster parents about their experiences and how you can grow your family through adoption or foster care! Read More

March 1, 2017

Our New Normal

On an otherwise uneventful Friday in late November 2015, I opened my email to find a message about a little boy from Ann Morrison, the director of the domestic adoption program at Barker. He was two years old, had big beautiful eyes, lived in China, and was diagnosed with hemophilia. Read More

February 22, 2017

Adoptive Couple Seeks to Adopt One Young Child and Gets So Much More

Watch the story of how Alexandre and Franciso, adoptive parents from Brazil, found themselves adopting a sibling group of three boys. Read More

February 3, 2017

Keeping Up with PWNL

Keep Up with PWNL by Reading Our Monthly Newsletter! If you haven't had a chance to read our newsletter, please take the time to catch up on what's been going on in PWNL! Read More

January 31, 2017

Listen to the Amazing Testimony of a Young Man Who Spent 20 Years in Foster Care

Entering the foster care system at just one year of age, 21 year old Noel Anaya shares his story in an NPR news segment. Read More

January 23, 2017

LION—A movie that will touch you in profound ways!

We advise anyone who is interested in adoption to see the movie “Lion.” There are many beautiful (and wrenching) aspects of this movie, but one of the aspects we found especially poignant was how technology and the internet can affect adoption. Read More

January 4, 2017

Free Workshop: High School Students and Mental Health Concerns Due to Academic Pressures

Check out this FREE workshop presented by Hope for Mental Health about the mental heath concerns that arise in teens from intense academic and social pressure. Read More

December 23, 2016

Responding to: "You're Not My Real Mom"

One unique aspect of adopting an older child is the fact that your child will have connections and relationships with other adults who may have acted in the role of a parent, whether it be a biological, foster, or adoptive parent. Read More

December 16, 2016

PRIDE Training Starts in January - Register Now!

PRIDE Training starts in January! Hurry - classes fill quickly! Read More

December 9, 2016

15 Questions to Replace "How Was School Today?"

Often times when trying to make a connection with their children, parents ask, "How was school today?" While this may seem like a harmless question, it often ignites the response, "Fine." with no follow up. Read More

December 2, 2016

Feel Good Friday!

"Buddy", a foster child in Oregon has found comfort in a new pal. Check out this heartwarming video that shows that with a stable family and a few extra *furry* friends, children in foster care can thrive and succeed.   Read More

November 30, 2016

PWNL on the Radio!

Did you miss Alex talking about PWNL this past weekend on CBS Radio? Don't worry, you can listen to the whole show, here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/WmwWt. Read More

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