June 14, 2019

Reflections From A Birth Father: Love Is Greater Than The Event

This is the story of a birth father who later made a decision to become an adoptive father.  These are his reflections on how he experiences Father’s Day as a son, a birth father, and now an adoptive father.  Names of the individuals have been changed to protect the identities all involved. Read More

June 3, 2019

The Value of Permanency

The Value of Permanency Read More

April 26, 2019

From Infertility to Adoption

What is Infertility? Read More

April 12, 2019

Why We Love Adoption Books

In preparation for our annual adoption & foster care conference, I had been going through books to decide which ones to bring for the book sale. Read More

April 11, 2019

Who Is Jacari Harris?

Who is Jacari Harris? Read More

March 15, 2019

Adopting a Special Needs Child

The process of adoption presents all families with an intensely reflective process of choosing to pursue an adoption of a child in a special needs program.  When preparing for both of our adoptions, completing the “checklist of special needs” was reliably one of the most difficult decision-making Read More

March 8, 2019

Interning At Barker

My name is Sophie, I am a freshman in high school and from February 25th to March 8th, I had the opportunity to intern at The Barker Adoption Foundation. Read More

March 7, 2019

You Have The Power To Create A Better Life For Older Foster Youth

You have the power to create a better life for older foster youth. I am the proof. Read More

March 7, 2019

You Have The Power To Create A Better Life For Older Foster Youth

You have the power to create a better life for older foster youth. I am the proof. Read More

February 26, 2019

Sundays At Barker

On Sunday, February 3rd twelve adoptive families with young children (under the age of three) came to Barker for our popular “Sundays at Barker” program.  Adoptive parents had the opportunity to informally meet and schmooze, and get to know other adoptive parents over bagels and coffee Read More

February 8, 2019

10 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Your Transracial Family Read More

February 5, 2019

Celebrating Lunar New Year With Your Family

The Lunar New Year is one of the most auspicious holidays celebrated in the Chinese culture on an annual basis around the world, and this year it begins on February 5, 2019. Read More

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