Webinar: Telling the Adoption Story in the Early Years

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

  We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a webinar on a very popular Post Adoption topic

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Adult Adoptee Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adult Adoptee

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 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: January/February 2020: Session 3 of 4

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

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:00am

January 25 & February 1, 22, 29, 2020 (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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PRIDE Training: January/February 2020: Session 4 of 4

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

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:00am

January 25 & February 1, 22, 29, 2020 (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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Adoption Information Meeting 3-7

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, March 7, 2020 - 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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Teen Connections at Barker's 26th Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference: What's Adoption Got to Do with It?

Special Events for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Special Events for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Special Events for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption, Special Events for Adoptive Parent, Special Events for Birth Parent, Special Events for Adult Adoptee, Special Events for Child or Teen Adoptee, Special Events for Professional

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:15am to 4:30pm

Teen Connections Program: What to know before you go! “ME”

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26th Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference: What's Adoption Got to Do with It?

Special Events for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Special Events for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Special Events for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption, Special Events for Adoptive Parent, Special Events for Birth Parent, Special Events for Adult Adoptee, Special Events for Child or Teen Adoptee, Special Events for Professional

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:15am to 4:30pm Register Now!

Transracial Adoptive Parenting Series: Session 3

Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption, Educational Workshops for Adoptive Parent, Educational Workshops for Professional

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

Session 3: “Who am I?”: Helping your transracially adopted child navigate their racial and cultural identity  Transracial adoptees often have complex racial and cultural identities. Unfortunately, society, peers, and family members often pressure transracial adoptees to pick between two options (e.g., “Are you white or are you black?” “Are you Chinese or are you White?”).

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75th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 6:30pm

Save the Date! Join us on Saturday, May 2 at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, as The Barker Adoption Foundation celebrates 75 years of building and supporting families.

Transracial Adoptive Parenting Series: Session 4

Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Educational Workshops for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption, Educational Workshops for Adoptive Parent, Educational Workshops for Professional

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Session 4: “What happened to your real parents?”: Responding to tough questions Transracially adopted children and teens are often asked to explain their adoption story or personal things about their life and identity to others. This can sometimes feel like a burden and lead to anxiety, stress, and humiliation.

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