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Experiencing An Unplanned Pregnancy And Considering Adoption? You Are Not Alone.

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Thinking about placing your child for adoption is a decision that only you can make, but Barker's pregnancy counselors are available to help you navigate all your options, questions and support whatever decision you make for you and your baby. We take pride in providing ethical, pressure-free services, and would be honored to work with as you. Connect with a counselor today call us at1-888-731-6601 or text us at 240-600-1106 today!

For more than 70 years we have helped birth parents like you make loving and thoughtful adoption plans for their children.



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Not every expectant parent is at a point where they are ready to parent a child. Providing a stable and loving family for your child does not mean you are giving them up or abandoning them, but it may be the most courageous and responsible decision you can make. 

In the past, there was only one adoption process, in which women would hand their baby over to a family with little to no communication thereafter. Today you have options. When you decide to place your child for adoption, you create the type of adoption plan that feels right for you and your baby. This includes having total control in selecting a family from our diverse waiting families, who can provide the values and hopes you may have for your baby. 

Meet Families Waiting to Adopt

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Here are the benefits of working with a Barker Adoptions Pregnancy Counselor:

Counselors available 24/7

Barker counselors will meet with you where you feel most comfortable, regardless of your location and provide unique counseling and support according to your individual needs.

Free counseling services

Our licensed, professional social workers go far beyond offering pressure free confidential advice, and guidance with legal documents. Barker counselors can also help you with conversations that may be difficult with the expectant mother, father and with other extended family members.

YOU create the adoption plan - Barker Adoption Foundation

With a Barker adoption, we support you as you create your birth plan for the hospital and identifying what kind of post-adoption contact or relationship you wish to maintain with the adoptive family and your birth child. Our counselors will advocate for you to ensure your wishes in the hospital and with the chosen family are met.

Learn more about the adoption process.

Diverse waiting parents YOU can select from - Barker Adoption Foundation

We have a diverBarker thoroughly screens and prepares local (MD, VA, DC) prospective adoptive parents. Once we know more about what is important to you in choosing the parents for your child, we can present you with a selection of family profiles from which you choose from.

See a list of our diverse waiting families here.

Birth Parent Resources

Learning about an unexpected pregnancy can bring up questions and financial worries as you explore your options.  We understand. Assistance with resources such as housing, food, and medical care may be available for you. Contact a pregnancy counselor today to learn about your options.

Post Adoption support - Barker Adoption Foundation

Experiencing a sense of loss and grief are normal feelings for many birth parents after going through the adoption process. While birth parents may experience those feelings at different times and in different ways, Barker's support is available to you long after your initial counseling meeting. Services range from individual counseling to a monthly support group exclusively for birth parents.

Learn more about our post-adoption services available to you here.

We invite you to contact a Barker pregnancy counselor anytime, 24/7, to talk and find out more about your pregnancy options.

Text the Barker Adoption Foundation

Text Us: 240-600-1106

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