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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

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