Barker’s prospective adoptive families are a diverse group of individuals and couples who are ready and excited to lovingly welcome a child into their family.

All of our families are local (Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.), feel adoption is a wonderful way to create their family, and are extensively trained and thoroughly screened to make certain they can provide a nurturing, safe, and stable home. 

When expectant parents are at the point at which they wish to consider adoptive families, the pregnancy counselor helps to identify the qualities most important to expectant parents in the adoptive family they select. Then they will share a selection of family profile books created by families who may fit the criteria and the values that the expectant parents identified. 


Meet Our Families

Here are some of the remarkable individuals and families who are ready to love and parent through adoption.

Kyle and Lamika

Kyle and Lamika

Congratulations on your placement!

Hello from Kyle and Lamika. We have been happily married since 2009 and are excited about becoming first-time parents. Since we were dating, we always envisioned a family to include children. We both...Read more

John and Andrew

Hi there! We are Andrew and John. We would like to thank you for reading our profile and hope that it gives you a glimpse into our lives. We live in a wonderful neighborhood outside of Washington, D...Read more

Lisa and Stead

Hello! We are Lisa and Armstead. We have been married for eight years and have a three-year-old son, Evan, who we adopted at birth. Lisa is a corporate attorney and Armstead has been teaching for 15...Read more

Jason and Jermain

Jason and Jermain

Congratulations on your placement!

Hello from Jason and Jermain! We want to thank you for taking time to read about us and learn about our family. We recognize how special this time is in your life and respect the decision you...Read more

Cassie and Becca

If we had to choose three words to describe ourselves, it would be " Loving, joyful, and trustworthy! " We love being silly together. We make up songs about anything and everything (eating pizza,...Read more

Vic and Lita

Vic and Lita

Congratulations on your placement!

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We have been married for 10+ years now, and our daughter just turned three years old. When we adopted our daughter, we decided that Vic...Read more

John and Rob

Hi, we are John and Rob! We have been married for 5 years, together for 10, and hope you’ll help us write the next chapter of our story together. We love to travel and think of ourselves as lifelong...Read more

Brenda and Tilla

Brenda and Tilla

Congratulations on your placement!

Greetings, from Brenda and Tilla! We are a bilingual loving couple, and we just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! What drew us together is that we are both compassionate, and we believe in...Read more

Viet and Avery

Viet and Avery

Congratulations on your placement!

Hello, we are Avery and Viet. We’ve been together for more than 13 years -- and one year as a married couple! Together, we’ve traveled the world and grown closer over the years. We have always wanted...Read more

Joe and Bronwyn

Joe and Bronwyn

Hello, we are Joe and Bronwyn. Our relationship is based on a strong commitment to each other, respect, love, and good senses of humor. Our story started in San Francisco. A mutual friend connected...Read more

Drew and Luis

Drew and Luis

Hello! We’re Drew and Luis. We first met in 2007 and got married five years later surrounded by our close-knit families, a mixture of Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican, and Cuban backgrounds, and our...Read more

David and Rachel

Hi from David and Rachel. We were married in 2010 and started the adoption process after trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant while living overseas. We have both wanted to raise a family our entire...Read more

Alberto and Lauren

Alberto and Lauren

Congratulations on your placement!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know our family. Our names are Lauren and Alberto, and our son's name is Matteo. He will turn four next May. We have been married for 6 years and live in a...Read more

Leandra

Leandra

The three words I would use to describe myself are easygoing, humorous, and pragmatic. I am an attorney and practice international trade law. I am an avid reader, and I love to cook and bake - and I...Read more

Heather

Heather

Congratulations on your placement!

My name is Heather, I live in Maryland, and my home is a short to both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. You may wonder why I want to adopt. I am excited to build my family. I've wanted to adopt since...Read more

Jennifer and Aric

Our marathon first date—AwesomeCon, a long walk, and a picnic—began our journey into a loving, honest, and laughter-filled marriage. We are excited to build our family through adoption. Aric is a...Read more

Drew and Allie

Drew and Allie

Congratulations on your placement!

Hi and thanks for reading our profile! Our names are Allie (Mama), Drew (Dada), and Hannah, and our hearts are with you as you consider adoption and imagine us as a part of your life and family...Read more

Bibi

Bibi

Congratulations on your placement!

Hi, and thank you for reading my profile. I’m Bibi. I’ve been thinking about adopting a child since I was little. Now, with a flexible job and financial stability, I am ready to offer a loving home...Read more

Nathaniel and Aletheia

Nathaniel and Aletheia

Congratulations on your placement!

We are Nathaniel, Aletheia, and Brighton! Prior to us ever meeting we both separately wanted adoption to be a part of our family unit. We have so much love for God, each other, and our family, and we...Read more

Alex and Megan

Hello, we are Alex and Megan! We’ve been happily married for four years and are very excited to start our family through adoption. We live just outside Washington, D.C., where we share our love for...Read more

Nishant and Holly

Hi! We are Nishant and Holly. Our life philosophy is that some family you are born with, some family is chosen, and all our different life experiences are to be celebrated and cherished. We have...Read more