May 25, 2016

Highlighting Two Olympic Hopefuls

Jordan Windle and Tatyana McFadden are both amazing athletes preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio, to represent the United States of America.  Besides being Olympic-level athletes, they have a few other things in common. Read More

May 24, 2016

Barker to Take Part in Do More 24 on June 2

Do More 24, coming on Thursday, June 2, is a 24-hour fundraising effort organized by United Way of the National Capital Area that brings together nonprofit organizations (more than 600), compan Read More

May 16, 2016

May 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 through U.S.P.S. mail by emailing Namatie Mansaray at nmansaray [at], or, you can now find it monthly in the Barker Blog. Read More

May 9, 2016

New Guidelines to Preserve Birth Parent Information for Indian Adoptive Children

The Ministry of Women and Children Development has made it mandatory for the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) to maintain records of all children from orphanages to include information on when, how and from whom they received the children in their care. Read More

April 21, 2016

Thank You for Supporting Barker Friends and Family Night at CRAVE

This past Sunday was Barker Family & Friends Night at Crave Restaurant in Bethesda. We had several staff members, board members and families come out to show their support for the Barker community and the CRAVE Cares Partnership. It was a great night! Read More

April 12, 2016

Reflections from Barker’s 22nd Annual Adoption and Foster Care Conference

The Barker Adoption Foundation’s signature educational event, its Adoption and Foster Care Conference, is sought out annually by families, adopted persons, birth parents, professionals and students. Read More

April 11, 2016

International Adoption Statistics for Fiscal Year 2015

The U.S. State Department has released international adoption statistics for FY2015 which covers visas issued between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.  The numbers of incoming adoptions to the U.S. Read More

April 6, 2016

Chinese Characters

This week’s freakishly winter-like weather has made it even harder to get back into the groove of the school week after an extended Spring break spent in Caribbean sunshine.  This morning as we looked for winter coats in early April, loaded lunchboxes and checked Read More

April 6, 2016

Support Barker by Dining at CRAVE Restaurant

During the month of April, Crave restaurant is partnering with The Barker Adoption Foundation as the Crave Cares Partner to help raise money and awarenss for our agency. Read More

April 4, 2016

Alison Larkin Joins Adult Adoptee Discussion

The Adult Adoptee group was very excited that Alison Larkin, author, comedienne and keynote speaker at Barker’s annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference, held on Saturday, March 19, came to Washington, D.C. Read More

April 4, 2016

A Barker Legend Has Retired

The longest tenured employee at Barker, Beth Kirby, has retired, effective March 31, 2016, after 25 years of extraordinary service. Beth has served in many capacities, and her warmth and versatility are well known and greatly appreciated.  Read More