Barker Spirit Day at Big Train Baseball

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Please join Barker to celebrate Barker Spirit Day on Friday, July 19th at 7 PM to watch Bethesda Big Train play Gaithersburg Giants.    Bethesda Big Train selects extraordinary non-profits to showcase at each home game and Barker will be celebrated on July 19th.    No Cost tickets to the first 100 requests from the Barker community. 

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Pre-Adoption Group Training July 2019

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

Saturday, July 20, 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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Project Wait No Longer (PWNL) Information Night

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

ARE YOU WISHING TO PERMANENTLY ADOPT RATHER THAN PROVIDE TEMPORARY FOSTER CARE TO AN OLDER CHILD OR SIBLING GROUP?

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DATE CHANGE: Adult Adoptee Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adult Adoptee

Wednesday, July 24, 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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PRIDE Training, June/July/August PRIDE 2019: Session 3 of 4

Prospective Adoptive Parent Training for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00am

June 29, July 13,  August 3 & 17, 2019 (Attendance required at all four sessions) PRIDE Training specific to the adoption of older children from the foster care system. The curriculum covers trauma, grief & loss, attachment & bonding, development, communication, behavioral and emotional challenges, transracial and transcultural adoption, financial assistance, as well as the legal process.

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General Adoption Information Meeting August 5, 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

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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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Parents of Adopted Teens and Parents who have Adopted Older Children

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, August 6, 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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Birth Parent Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Birth Parent

Thursday, August 8, 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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Parents of Adopted Young Adults Support Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, August 13, 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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Adult Adoptee Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adult Adoptee

Thursday, August 15, 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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