Could You Be The Family A Child With Special Needs Is Waiting For?

There are many children who are waiting in India and China with significant needs that need a family. Adopting from Barker’s waiting children program requires an openness to parent a child with needs that range from correctable to lifelong. We are actively seeking families with a significant level of openness and willingness to care for and love a child unconditionally.

Learn more and start your adoption journey today!

 

We invite you to contact a Barker adoption specialist, to talk and find out more about each program.

China Waiting Children

Adoption from China requires an openness to parent a child with needs that range from correctable to lifelong. There are currently 2,000 children waiting.

Most children are under seven years of age with a range of moderate to significant physical and medical needs. Often these needs may be correctable once in a loving permanent family with the necessary resources, but there are cases in which the documented conditions may lead to future problems. We are actively seeking families with a significant level of openness and willingness to care for and love a child unconditionally. 

  • Children are 7 and younger

  • Children are in an orphanage group home setting

  • Children have a range of moderate to significant physical and medical needs including, but not limited to- down syndrome, CP, MR, heart conditions, albinism, healthy but older, wheelchair dependent, hydrocephalus, anal atresia, boys with developmental delays and other complex conditions

Barker will match children only with families who have a home study already approved by a Hague-accredited agency and meet the following:

Barker will match children only with families who have a home study already approved by a Hague-accredited agency and meet the following:

  • CITIZENSHIP: At least one parent must be a United States citizen.
  • MARRIAGE: Heterosexual married couples or single women accepted. Couples must be married for at least two years.
  • AGE: All adopting parents must be at least 30 years old and the difference between the age of the child and parents cannot exceed 50 years.
  • You can learn more about eligibility and fees here.
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Barker Forever Families

“Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles”

The Barker Adoption Foundation has helped hundreds of waiting children in China and India experience the permanency and love of a forever family.

We continue to seek families who are open to love children with special needs unconditionally. Could this be you? 

Children Waiting In India

Barker has a long history of working cooperatively with the Indian government’s Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) and with orphanages throughout the country. Our waiting program is open to all families including families that are not of Indian heritage. The number of children added to the waiting list with significant needs increases daily. We are actively seeking for families that are ready to find their child in our India program and love them unconditionally.

  • Children waiting are generally 7 years and under
  • The range of needs including- HIV, CP, Spina bifida, MR. Hydrocephalus, ambiguous genitalia, malformation of needs, complex combinations of medical needs, heart conditions, and severe developmental delays. We also at times will see transgender children.

Barker will match children only with families who have a home study already approved by a Hague-accredited agency and meet the following:

Barker will match children only with families who have a home study already approved by a Hague-accredited agency and meet the following:

  • CITIZENSHIP: At least one parent must be a United States citizen.
  • MARRIAGE: Heterosexual married couples with 2 years of stable marriage. Single females may be eligible.
  • Parents need to be under 55 years old and need to be a combined age of less than 100.
  • You can learn more about eligibility and fees here.
I'm Ready To Start!

About Barker & Services

Benefits of working with Barker Adoptions

Barker’s staff have significant international adoption experience, are passionate about helping children and families. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will guide you through every step of the process, and our services don’t stop at placement. Working with Barker means you will have lifelong services and ongoing opportunities to be a special part of the Barker community of adoptive families. If you have questions about the children, the adoption process, or are ready to start your adoption journey please contact us. We are eager to talk to you!

Joining the Barker Family means we are committed to providing life-long services & support. Here are some of the differences you’ll find with a local agency adoption:

Preparation

Personalized Support

Training and Guidance

Family & Post Adopt Services

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Barker Forever Family share their China adoption experience and working with Barker.

Interested in exploring other international programs?

Barker has placed children from various countries around the world, like South Africa, Haiti, Philippines, and others. Call and speak to an adoption specialist to learn more!