Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner with The Barker Adoption Foundation in 2022

 

 

Our Vision, Your Impact

 

 

We need your help to build programs and support services for special needs and foster care children and their adoptive families. The placement of significantly more children suffering from severe trauma and other physical and emotional conditions requires a wide range of mental health and education services to give children and their families their best chance of success. Barker aspires to provide these services desperately needed to build strong, resilient children and supportive families. 

Barker Adoption Foundation's Vision:

  • To be the leader in child-centered adoption, especially children with specialized needs. Our primary client is the child with no voice and often no advocate. The decisive factor in all we do is centered on acting in the child's best interest.
  • Specialized needs include, but are not limited to, physical and mental manifestations of trauma related to abuse and neglect, prenatal alcohol and other drug exposure, autism, neuro-atypical, and other developmental disorders, as well as all older children and siblings groups in foster care. 
  • To provide comprehensive services to make specialized needs placements a success, including adoption competent, lifelong post-adoption training and support, and mental health services.

Sponsorship funds will be used to support our mental health services, including group, family, and individual counseling, community events, and training to manage trauma and behavioral issues that interfere with families trying to stay together and thriveFor example, we need to raise $180,000 to provide adoption competent therapy to our families and children for our current waitlisted clients. Without that support, families and children will remain at risk and in pain, waiting for the help they need to move forward.  

 

Explore Sponsorship Levels

 

 

Platinum Sponsor

$20,000

Sponsor

  • Recognition as a sponsor with a banner image for all four 2022 Barker Annual Conference events and one additonal event, such as our annual Barker picnic or our Movie Night event, featuring the Netflix movie, Found  
  • Two dedicated social media posts with a link to your organization's website
  • Listing in Barker Adoption Foundation 2022 Annual Report

 


Gold Sponsor

$10,000

Sponsor

  • Recognition as a sponsor with a banner image for three 2022 Barker Annual Conference events
  • One dedicated social media post with a link to your organization's website
  • Listing in Barker Adoption Foundation 2022 Annual Report

 


Silver Sponsor

$5,000

Sponsor

  • Recognition as a sponsor with a banner image for two 2022 Barker Annual Conference events
  • One dedicated social media post with a link to your organization's website
  • Listing in Barker Adoption Foundation 2022 Annual Report

 


Bronze Sponsor

$2,500

Sponsor

  • Recognition as a sponsor with a banner image for one 2022 Barker Annual Conference event
  • One dedicated social media post with a link to your organization's website
  • Listing in Barker Adoption Foundation 2022 Annual Report

Questions?

Please speak to Executive Director Sue Hollar at shollar [at] barkerfoundation.org or Development Director Michele Mazzei at mmazzei [at] barkerfoundation.org if you would like more information.

 

What Your Generosity Will Support
Secure Your Sponsorship Today!

 

Barker's Annual Adoption & Foster Care
Conference Series

In 2022, Barker is offering five 1/2 day events. The Barker Annual Conference Series events include: 

Barker Community Movie Night: Found

October 17, 2022

Join the Barker community for an extraordinary event with the Director and Producer of the movie Found, along with an interview of the stars, three young women adopted as babies from China who journeyed to their birth country to connect with their roots.

Barker Annual Picnic

September 18, 2022

Barker's Annual Picnic provides a chance to build a sense of community in a live event, with adoptive families, their children, donors, partners, and others connected to Barker. Sponsorship will contribute to games and activities for attending children, food and drinks for all, and outdoor space with amenities to rent for the event.  

 

Sponsor Mental Health
Services & Support

 

 

Sponsor ongoing counseling support for adult adoptees, adopted children, and their families with a Barker adoption competent therapist. Sessions help individuals, and families receive expert support with ongoing issues resulting from separation, feelings of abandonment, and trauma. Currently, families and individuals seeking critical support must be placed on a waitlist due to a lack of counselors. Your support can help Barker hire additional adoption competent therapists to meet their needs.

Learn more about Barker's Family & Post Adoption services here.

   

 

 

Sponsor Search &
Reunion Services

 

 

 

Many adoptees struggle with not knowing their birth families and not having any history or knowledge of birth family health conditions or place of origin, extended families, or the circumstances of their adoption. This lack of information can lead to depression, attachment issues, and adoption-related feelings of grief and loss. Your sponsorship can help us provide much-needed support for adoptees searching for a connection with their roots to begin to heal.