Event Description

An open, bi-monthly discussion of adoption-themed literature for all members of the adoption circle.   

What happens when all that is familiar disappears? When everything you see, taste, smell, feel, hear is suddenly gone and lost to the other side of the world?

Please join us at the next meeting of The Barker Book Club on April 4th when we will be discussing the wonderful book An-Ya and Her Diary by Diane Rene Christian. This is a “can’t put down” book that beautifully chronicles the journey of a girl who was born in China and adopted at the age of 11 by an American family. Written in diary format and appropriate for both adults and youth, it describes her emotional journey as she is catapulted from a Chinese orphanage into a middle-class American home. An-Ya’s story is one of incredible loss, filled with painful transitions and hope.

The Book Club discussion will be facilitated by Barker’s Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services and light refreshments will be served.



Event Type: 
Special Events
Audience Type: 
Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster CareProspective Parent International AdoptionProspective Parent Domestic AdoptionAdoptive ParentBirth ParentAdult AdopteeProfessional

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
Time Zone: 
The Barker Adoption Foundation's Bethesda Office

Event Contact

Varda Makovsky

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$15 per session