June 29, 2015

Criticize, Advise, or Keep Quiet? Responding to Negative Remarks about Adoption

Imagine you’re in a room full of people, having a good time—until someone makes a troubling comment about adoption. Even though the rest of the party keeps going, for you everything stops. It’s as if the projectionist just switched off the film, brought up the house lights, and asked you what you’re going to do next. Will you smile tolerantly? Will you seize this teachable moment? How will people feel about you—and, more importantly, how will you feel about yourself—after everything is over? Read More

June 29, 2015

A Barker Family's Connection to Nepal

The Butler Rothchild family has been a Barker family since 2007. The Barker Foundation helped bring their family together when Christopher Butler and Jennifer Rothchild adopted their daughter Laxmi from Nepal in 2011 and their daughter Xiang from China in 2012. Read More

June 26, 2015

A Warm, Safe, Place to Sleep

Thanks to the support of the Barker community, 30 infants and toddlers in GuangXi Province, China, no longer have to sleep on mats the floor.  Read More

June 24, 2015

June 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

June 12, 2015

Barker Goes Nats 2015

The Barker Adoption Foundation went out to the ballgame on Sunday, June 7, for the third annual “Barker Goes Nats!” event. Barker received the Washington National’s Spirit Award and hosted a celebratory event for over 300 Barker friends and families. Read More

June 10, 2015

One Social Worker's View of the Homestudy

As an adoptive parent who has lived through a home study and as a social worker that has conducted them, I am delighted to share some of my thoughts about the home study process. I am convinced that it is one of the most misunderstood aspects of adoption. Surrounded by myths and horror stories, it is too often viewed by prospective adoptive parents as a tortuous ordeal perpetrated by social workers. Read More

March 10, 2015

Register for this FREE Expert Q&A Webinar: Sound Sleep Strategies for Adoptive Families

Register for this free resource provided by Adoptive Families Magazine -  Expert Q&A Webinar: Sound Sleep Strategies for Adoptive Families. It will be held on March 24th from 1pm to 2pm EDT. Read More

February 25, 2015

From Foster Care To Freshman Year

This story, From Foster Care to Freshman Year, was covered by NPR in early January. Read More

January 27, 2015

Family's holiday card goes viral for all the right reasons

Link: Family's holiday card goes viral for all the right reasons Read More

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