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January 31, 2017

Listen to the Amazing Testimony of a Young Man Who Spent 20 Years in Foster Care

Entering the foster care system at just one year of age, 21 year old Noel Anaya shares his story in an NPR news segment. Read More

January 23, 2017

LION—A movie that will touch you in profound ways!

We advise anyone who is interested in adoption to see the movie “Lion.” There are many beautiful (and wrenching) aspects of this movie, but one of the aspects we found especially poignant was how technology and the internet can affect adoption. Read More

January 4, 2017

Free Workshop: High School Students and Mental Health Concerns Due to Academic Pressures

Check out this FREE workshop presented by Hope for Mental Health about the mental heath concerns that arise in teens from intense academic and social pressure. Read More

December 23, 2016

Responding to: "You're Not My Real Mom"

One unique aspect of adopting an older child is the fact that your child will have connections and relationships with other adults who may have acted in the role of a parent, whether it be a biological, foster, or adoptive parent. Read More

December 16, 2016

PRIDE Training Starts in January - Register Now!

PRIDE Training starts in January! Hurry - classes fill quickly! Read More

December 9, 2016

15 Questions to Replace "How Was School Today?"

Often times when trying to make a connection with their children, parents ask, "How was school today?" While this may seem like a harmless question, it often ignites the response, "Fine." with no follow-up. Read More

December 2, 2016

Feel Good Friday!

"Buddy", a foster child in Oregon has found comfort in a new pal. Check out this heartwarming video that shows that with a stable family and a few extra *furry* friends, children in foster care can thrive and succeed.   Read More

November 30, 2016

PWNL on the Radio!

Did you miss Alex talking about PWNL this past weekend on CBS Radio? Don't worry, you can listen to the whole show, here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/WmwWt. Read More

November 30, 2016

Happy National Adoption Month from the International Program!

Adoption Month is a special time of the year to highlight families brought together by adoption. Read More

November 29, 2016

November News from Project Wait No Longer

Each month, Project Wait No Longer, offers updates and insights through its very popular newsletter. You can sign up to receive it directly through U.S.P.S. mail by emailing Namatie Mansaray at nmansaray [at] barkerfoundation.org, or, you can now find it monthly in the Barker Blog. Read More

November 23, 2016

Celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 29th, 2016

Each Thanksgiving, the Barker staff reflects with special gratitude on the many families who open their hearts and homes to waiting children. As we celebrate Giving Tuesday, I know you are also inspired and grateful to be a part of this great unfinished work. Here are lives you’ve helped us touch in recent months: Read More

November 2, 2016

Join Barker in Celebrating National Adoption Month with These Special Events!

Help Barker Celebrate National Adoption Month! Read More