March 15, 2019

Adopting a Special Needs Child

The process of adoption presents all families with an intensely reflective process of choosing to pursue an adoption of a child in a special needs program.  When preparing for both of our adoptions, completing the “checklist of special needs” was reliably one of the most difficult decision-making Read More

March 8, 2019

Interning At Barker

My name is Sophie, I am a freshman in high school and from February 25th to March 8th, I had the opportunity to intern at The Barker Adoption Foundation. Read More

March 7, 2019

You Have The Power To Create A Better Life For Older Foster Youth

You have the power to create a better life for older foster youth. I am the proof. Read More

March 7, 2019

You Have The Power To Create A Better Life For Older Foster Youth

You have the power to create a better life for older foster youth. I am the proof. Read More

February 26, 2019

Sundays At Barker

On Sunday, February 3rd twelve adoptive families with young children (under the age of three) came to Barker for our popular “Sundays at Barker” program.  Adoptive parents had the opportunity to informally meet and schmooze, and get to know other adoptive parents over bagels and coffee Read More

February 8, 2019

10 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Your Transracial Family Read More

February 5, 2019

Celebrating Lunar New Year With Your Family

The Lunar New Year is one of the most auspicious holidays celebrated in the Chinese culture on an annual basis around the world, and this year it begins on February 5, 2019. Read More

January 8, 2019

A Most Memorable Travel Experience- 2016 Colombia Homeland Tour

In June, the Barker Adoption Foundation’s Colombia Homeland Tour group returned home from our fabulous trip to Bogota, Colombia. Read More

December 12, 2018

My experience on The Barker Homeland Tour to Colombia

If I could define my experience of Barker’s Homeland Tour in one word, it would be grateful. Read More

December 5, 2018

Instant Family – Must See Movie For Those Interested In Foster Care & Older Child Adoption!

As a social worker who has worked to find families for kids in the public child welfare system – I have to say that the movie Instant Family was not only a refreshingly honest glimpse into the world of foster adoption, but it was a Read More

November 30, 2018

Ways You Can Celebrate National Adoption With Your Family

When one thinks of adoption, one might often think of permanency, bringing a child into your home, or creating a forever family for a child in need.  While these are all very consistent with the theme of adoption, and certainly are the most common aspects, I took a moment this week to think of so Read More

November 30, 2018

Keeping Siblings Together

Keeping Siblings Together Read More

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