October 2, 2015

Tips about International Adoption from Older Adoptees

Having an older adopted child myself, I have always been interested in hearing the perspectives of the child on their adoption, particularly those that were adopted as an older child through international adoption.  Below are some ideas for parents adopting an ol Read More

October 1, 2015

Barker Book Club Gets Off to Great Start

Last night was the first meeting of the Barker Book Club! A great group of adoptive parents and adopted adults joined Varda Makovsky, Barker’s Director of Family and Post Adoption Services for a lively discussion on the book “Ghosts of Sangju: A Memoir of Reconciliation.” The book, by first time author Soojung Jo, was rich in themes related to adoptive identity, transracial adoption, search and reunion, which assured a lively and interesting conversation. Read More

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

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 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 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

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