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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

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