April 5, 2017

Texting Rules for Teens

Helping teens navigate safety when it comes to technology can be difficult for parents - especially parents who have recently adopted their older child. Read More

March 30, 2017

Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

A Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) diagnosis often times can give children in foster care a scary and misunderstood label. Often, adoptive parents aren't particularly sure what RAD is or exactly what it looks like. Read More

March 28, 2017

PWNL Presenting Workshop on Older Child Adoption

Alex Williams, PWNL's Outreach Coordinator is holding a workshop tomorrow, March 29th, 2017 at 7PM in Leesburg! Are you or someone you know interested in older child adoption, or are just passionate about being an active citizen? Read More

March 17, 2017

15 Year Old Adopted After Spending 2310 Days in Foster Care

Watch the story of the Bailey Family, whose beliefs led them to adopt from Foster Care. With or without the beliefs expressed in the video, there's no doubt that Chase and thousands of kids like him deserve a loving, forever family, no matter what age. Read More

March 13, 2017

Top 6 Things to Remember When Reviewing Child Files and Other PWNL News

Top 6 Things to Remember When Reviewing Child Files  By Beverly Clarke, PWNL Program Director  Read More

March 1, 2017

Attend the Adoption and Foster Care Expo - March 11th, 2017!

Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about adoption? Join us for the 2017 Adoption and Foster Care Expo on March 11th to speak with Barker staff and other adoption professionals and adoptive and foster parents about their experiences and how you can grow your family through adoption or foster care! Read More

March 1, 2017

Our New Normal

On an otherwise uneventful Friday in late November 2015, I opened my email to find a message about a little boy from Ann Morrison, the director of the domestic adoption program at Barker. He was two years old, had big beautiful eyes, lived in China, and was diagnosed with hemophilia. Read More

February 22, 2017

Adoptive Couple Seeks to Adopt One Young Child and Gets So Much More

Watch the story of how Alexandre and Franciso, adoptive parents from Brazil, found themselves adopting a sibling group of three boys. Read More

February 3, 2017

Keeping Up with PWNL

Keep Up with PWNL by Reading Our Monthly Newsletter! If you haven't had a chance to read our newsletter, please take the time to catch up on what's been going on in PWNL! Read More

January 31, 2017

Listen to the Amazing Testimony of a Young Man Who Spent 20 Years in Foster Care

Entering the foster care system at just one year of age, 21 year old Noel Anaya shares his story in an NPR news segment. Read More

January 23, 2017

LION—A movie that will touch you in profound ways!

We advise anyone who is interested in adoption to see the movie “Lion.” There are many beautiful (and wrenching) aspects of this movie, but one of the aspects we found especially poignant was how technology and the internet can affect adoption. Read More

January 4, 2017

Free Workshop: High School Students and Mental Health Concerns Due to Academic Pressures

Check out this FREE workshop presented by Hope for Mental Health about the mental heath concerns that arise in teens from intense academic and social pressure. Read More

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