September 30, 2015

Great Fun Had by All at the Barker Adoption Annual Picnic

Despite the gloomy forecast for rain this past Sunday, the sun came out and we had lots of fun while we enjoyed plentiful food and the company of friends! In fact, over 200 members of the Barker family gathered Sunday, September 27 at Cabin John Park in Bethesda including: adoptive families, waiting families, Cradle Care families, birth parents, and Barker staff and trustees. Read More

September 30, 2015

Reflecting Upon the News: Navigating the Evolving Complexities of Adoptee Connection with Birth Family

Sunday’s Washington Post Outlook section featured two different stories about evolving adoptee connection with birth family: Read More

September 23, 2015

Barker Hosts Important Professional Training

Dozens of professionals from around the region gathered at Barker’s Bethesda office yesterday to talk about a very important subject.  Dr. Read More

September 23, 2015

Get to Know Barker’s Cradle Care Coordinator, Beth Kirby

Beth Kirby, Barker’s Executive Assistant and Cradle Care Coordinator joined the Barker Adoption Foundation team in 1990.  Beth is part of the fabric of Barker. Read More

September 22, 2015

A Mission-Critical Website Update for Barker

A deliberate fundraising effort to obtain oft-elusive money for communications and marketing projects ultimately led to the successful launch of a brand new, mission-critical website at The Barker Adoption Foundation in September 2015 -- Read More

September 22, 2015

September News from Project Wait No Longer

Each month Project Wait No Longer offers updates and insights through its very popular newsletter.  You can sign up to receive it directly in your good old fashioned U.S.P.S. Read More

September 10, 2015

Major Changes to the India Program

CARA (Central Adoption Resource Agency) recently announced new Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children, 2015 which went into effect August 1, 2015. Read More

September 4, 2015

10 Things Birth Parents Want You to Know

When making an adoption plan, birth parents have many thoughts running through their minds. They wonder what others will think of them and their decision to place. All birth parents think of the following at some point and want everyone to know: Read More

August 31, 2015

PRIDE Training for Older Child Adoption

Are you considering adopting an older child from the foster care system? Training is a requirement for all families pursuing adoption through the foster care system but it is also a learning experience so you can have a better understanding of what your new child has been through and how to best meet their needs. Register now for the September/October PRIDE Training Session! Read More

August 31, 2015

Telling Others When You Have Decided to Make an Adoption Plan

You have decided to make an adoption plan. Your roommate(s), family, friends or coworkers may be aware of your pregnancy or that you had a baby. Naturally, they will inquire about your future plans for yourself and baby. Read More

August 31, 2015

Five Factors to Consider When Selecting an Adoption Agency

Whether you have worked through grief associated infertility, or you are now able to legally marry your partner (about time!), your decision to build your family through adoption has already been a journey. Read More

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