August 16, 2016

When Foster Youth are Given a Chance, This is What Happens...

Despite all of the obstacles in his way, James Turner was able to graduate from high school, excel in track, and get accepted to college. Read More

August 9, 2016

August 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. mailbox by emailing Namatie Mansaray at nmansaray [at], or, you can now find it in the Barker Blog. Read More

July 21, 2016

Catching Up With PWNL

PWNL has been busy in the beginning of the 2016 summer months! 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

July 13, 2016

Perspectives of Children in Foster Care

Children in foster care have often experienced trauma and find it difficult to communicate how they feel to the people around them. Read More

June 24, 2016

Feel Good Friday!

In case you missed it, watch this little girl's adoption finalization become even more special with a lot of hard work and a little magic.    Read More

June 17, 2016

Barker Celebrates Fathers!

I am always surprised by the calls and emails I receive from adoptive dads around this time of year.   One father of teenagers wrote: “Each Father’s Day as I reflect on my family and our two beautiful daughters, I think about ALL the families made possible throug Read More

June 14, 2016

Community Resources - Overcoming Trauma

Almost all children in foster care have experienced some sort of trauma. As parents, it can often be difficult to understand what they are going through or to know how to help. Read More

June 9, 2016

Domestic Adoptions in India Hit Five-Year Low

Reports came out this week that the number of domestic adoptions within India has dropped by half, hitting a five-year low with 3,011 children adopted in fiscal year 2015/2016. This is down from the highest number in 2011/2012 when 5,964 domestic adoptions took place. Read More

June 7, 2016

Transracial Adoption: Helpful Resources

Transracial adoption has historically been a controversial subject in the field of adoption. Read More

May 25, 2016

Memorial Day Activities for the Whole Family!

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, the sun will hopefully be shining, and it will be a good time to take your kids out for some fun! Here are some local activities that can be memorable for the entire family! Read More

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