July 12, 2017

How to Ruin Your Relationship with Your Teen

Relating to teens can be difficult, especially when parenting an older child adopted from foster care. For first time parents, jumping into parenting during the teen years can be daunting and exhausting. Here are some tips and tricks from Michelle Lehnardt, a blogger with the Today Show. Read More

June 27, 2017

Barker Goes Nats 2017 Hall of Fame!

This year's “Barker Goes Nats!” fundraiser was a wonderful event. Barker family and friends had a great time mingling, enjoying delicious food and of course watching the game! Read More

June 22, 2017

Pregnant and Considering Adoption? We can help.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are not sure what to do Barker Adoption's Pregnancy Counselors are here to help you navigate through your options and help you make the best plan for you and your baby. Read More

June 22, 2017

Parenting Teens and Tweens - What They Really Need

So what does parenting a tween or teen actually entail? What do behaviors of these kids actually look like? Read More

June 16, 2017

Comfort Cases Founders Share Their Adoption Story

Watch this amazing clip of Comfort Cases founders Rob and Reece tell their story of adoption from foster care. Read More

June 9, 2017

Jet-lag, Culture Shock and Doubts of an Adoptive Parent

When an adoptive family travels to pick up their new child in the child’s birth country, as an international adoption coordinator, I am anxious during that first week when they meet their child, and breathe easier after the week has passed if I haven’t heard from them.  Why? Read More

June 6, 2017

Free Workshop - Ending the Silence Around Mental Health (For Parents and Their Teens)

Attend this free workshop offered by Hope for Mental Health and the Northern Virginia National Alliance on Mental Health. Read More

June 1, 2017

Support Barker As We Join United Way's Do More 24 Campaign!

The Barker Adoption Foundation has partnered with United Way of the National Capital Area, and joined their #DoMore24 giving campaign Read More

May 26, 2017

13 Reasons Why - Addressing the Concerns

You may or may not have heard of the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The show depicts many issues that affect teens today, including bullying, sexual assault, and suicide. Read More

May 5, 2017

Feel Good Friday!

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