For more than 70 years, Barker has helped birth parents like you make loving and thoughtful adoption plans for their children.
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.
About Barker's Pregnancy Services
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.
Here are the benefits of working with a Barker Adoptions Pregnancy Counselor:
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 other extended family members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We invite you to contact a Barker pregnancy counselor anytime, 24/7, to talk and find out more about your pregnancy options.