Adult Adoptee Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adult Adoptee

Thursday, September 19, 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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Barker's Annual Family Picnic

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Save the Date! Join other Barker families and staff on Sunday, September 22 at Meadowbrook Park for our Annual Family Picnic.  Stay tuned for details!  

PRIDE Training: September/October/November 2019: Session 1 of 4

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am

September 28, October 5 & 19, November 2, 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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Parents of Adopted Teens and Parents who have Adopted Older Children

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, October 1, 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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PRIDE Training: September/October/November 2019: Session 2 of 4

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

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00am

September 28, October 5 & 19, November 2, 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 October 7, 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, October 7, 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 Young Adults Support Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 10, 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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Adult Adoptee Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adult Adoptee

Thursday, October 17, 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: September/October/November 2019: Session 3 of 4

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am

September 28, October 5 & 19, November 2, 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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