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May 13, 2014

Information on Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care Youth

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May 9, 2014

Myths About Older Child Adoption

Link: Our Own KidsMyths About Older Child Adoption » Our Own Kids Read More

May 2, 2014

PWNL Reacts to Washington Post Article: Congress should focus on interstate, rather than international, adoptions

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April 21, 2014

6th Annual College Dream Tour

This year on May 3, 2014 the George Mason University Department of Social Work is hosting the 6th Annual College Dream Tour.  Read More

April 4, 2014

Parenting A Former Foster Child: Like Learning To Ride A Bike

Link: the6parkers: Parenting A Former Foster Child: Like Learning To Ride A Bike. You Fall A Lot, But Then You Learn How To Ride. Read More

March 26, 2014

Day of Giving at Jersey Mike's

Thanks to Jersey Mike’s for supporting Barker on its Day of Giving – TODAY, March 26th.  ALL proceeds from the following stores will be donated to Barker and our mission to provide ethical, child-centered adoption services. Read More

February 20, 2014

Foster and Adopted Youth Connections on FB

I read through my email and found an excellent resource for foster and adopted youth. Youth now have access to a private, moderated facebook group by and for youth and young adults to connect; share ideas, inspiration and success. Read More

January 22, 2014

No age limit on love

Link: No age limit on love Teens are an often forgotten part of the foster-care system. Read More

January 14, 2014

Claiming YOUR Child

Transitioning into a forever family can be a stressful time for a child. They may wonder if they will fit in, will they be “given up on,” and a host of other concerns. One way to help your child know that they are part of the family is by “claiming them.” Read More

January 9, 2014

New Discussion Group at Barker to Begin in January 2014

The Barker Foundation is please to announce that it is forming a new monthly discussion group for adoptive parents of adolescents and teens.  Read More

January 3, 2014

American RadioWorks - Wanted: Parents

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December 24, 2013

Internet lifts shroud of secrecy on adoption

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