b'Dear Barker Friends and Supporters, We are grateful for the privilege to lead The Barker Adoption Foundation and honored to present to you Barkers 2022 Annual Report, in which we share stories, pictures, and data about the incredible impact of your support. Your dedication, financial generosity, and engagement continues to ensure that Barkers unique and valuable services remain available for all those touched by adoption. In 2022, Barker experienced a significant increase in demand for our mental health counseling services and our pregnancy counseling and adoption planning services. We continued to accept private insurance for our mental health counseling and were also approved to accept Maryland Medicaid. Accepting both private and public insurance is rare in the Washington, DC region and distinguishes Barker as a leader in ensuring adoption competent mental health care is available and accessible to all who need it. We also continued to prepare families to adopt children with a range of needs and in 2022, 77 children joined a Barker family through adoption. Of the 77 children, 47 were infants born in the United States; 14 were older children from the U.S. public foster care system; and 16 were children from Korea, India, South Africa, and Grenada who were placed through our intercountry adoption program. The Barker Adoption Foundation ended 2022 in a strong financial position, with the final change in net assets of positive $138K. This position is a result of the significant and remarkable generosity of our community, including individual donors, family and community foundations, grantors, and the Friends of Barker endowment. We are extremely grateful for the support and have printed the names of Barkers generous donors in this report. While regionally based, Barker is increasingly gaining national recognition for its expertise and its unique programing. That includes our one-of-a-kind older child adoption program called Project Wait No Longer. We are actively exploring different ways to expand our reach and the impact of this program so that many more of the 23,000 youth who would otherwise age out of foster care each year have the opportunity to be adopted. In addition, Barker staff continued to be sought out for their adoption expertise and were invited to present at 25 different regional and national conferences in2022.Finally, in 2022 we completed a campaign feasibility study and launched the silent phase of a $6.2MM comprehensive campaign to Reimagine Whats Possible for Vulnerable Children. We have received generous support thus far and look forward to growing our programing and impact with the support provided by the community. We are grateful for the consistent dedication and talent of our donors, grantors, board, staff, volunteers, and the broader Barker community, which ensures that Barker remains a source of hope and service for children and families and a model for excellence in adoption counseling, education, and support. - Sue Hollar and Adrian WashingtonANNUAL REPORT 20223'