Barker's Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Barker Adoption Foundation's Annual Meeting Members of the Barker community are invited to gather at Barker's Bethesda office on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM to:

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General Adoption Information Meeting June 1, 2019

General Adoption Information Meeting for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, General Adoption Information Meeting for Prospective Parent International Adoption, General Adoption Information Meeting for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Agency staff will describe each of our programs. You will also hear from a family, who has completed the process speak about their experiences and answer questions.

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International Potluck Heritage Celebration

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Come join other families who have adopted children internationally for a special and fun celebration of your family’s heritage!

Parents of Adopted Teens and Parents who have Adopted Older Children

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

This group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teens, and to parents who have adopted older children.

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Exploring Transracial Adoption: A Candid Discussion About Race

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

During this all day workshop ethicist (and international, transracial adoptee) Nabina Liebow will explore a range of topics with families who are considering transracial adoption or families who are already parenting children of a different race then their own.  Attendees will be exposed to tools for thinking, talking, and “feeling” about race; will have the opportunity to “hear” the voice of t

Parents of Adopted Young Adults Support Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

This discussion group is targeted to the needs of parents of young adults who are beyond high school age 18+, and will focus on issues related to young adulthood. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.

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Birth Parent Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Birth Parent

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

This Group is open to anyone who has placed a child for adoption or is considering making an adoption plan. The purpose of the group is to provide a place where birth parents can talk about their experiences, and share their feelings and thoughts with others who have made the same decision. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.

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Professional Workshop: Implicit Memory Work - Finding “Hidden” Solutions

Professional In-Service Training for Professional

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This 3 hour training will focus on implicit memory as it relates to healing work with adoptees.  Attendees will not only become well versed in the complexities of implicit memory, how it works and how to use this knowledge in treatment but will also walk away with a kindle version of Dr Julie’s new book “Live Empowered!”  Material from this training can be applied to work with all clients but i

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Pre-Adoption Group Training June 2019

Prospective Adoptive Parent Training for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Prospective Adoptive Parent Training for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Pre-Adoption Group one-day training is required for all prospective adoptive parents in our Domestic Infant and International programs, and is designed to help you think about both the rewards and the challenges of adoption and the life-long adoption issues that are involved.

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Adult Adoptee Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adult Adoptee

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

This discussion group is open to adoptees 18 years of age and older. The purpose of the group is to give adoptees an opportunity to discuss their feelings, concerns and questions about being adopted.

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