Varda Makovsky, LCSW-C, Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services
Family and Post-Adoption Clinical Specialist
BS, New York University; MBA, New York University; MSW, University of Maryland
vmakovsky [at]

Varda provides ongoing consultation and support to adoptive and birth families and coordinates support groups and skill-building educational programs for all members of the adoptive triad in both domestic and international programs. She acts as Barker’s confidential intermediary, serving as a link between adoptive and birth families and assisting adult adopted persons who seek non-identifying information about their birth families, or undertake court-ordered searches.

Varda’s prior social work experience includes working with adoptive families in the home study and post-placement process, counseling women facing domestic abuse, and providing therapy services to clients at a mental health center.