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June 14, 2016

Community Resources - Overcoming Trauma

Almost all children in foster care have experienced some sort of trauma. As parents, it can often be difficult to understand what they are going through or to know how to help. Read More

June 9, 2016

Domestic Adoptions in India Hit Five-Year Low

Reports came out this week that the number of domestic adoptions within India has dropped by half, hitting a five-year low with 3,011 children adopted in fiscal year 2015/2016. This is down from the highest number in 2011/2012 when 5,964 domestic adoptions took place. Read More

June 7, 2016

Transracial Adoption: Helpful Resources

Transracial adoption has historically been a controversial subject in the field of adoption. Read More

May 25, 2016

Memorial Day Activities for the Whole Family!

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, the sun will hopefully be shining, and it will be a good time to take your kids out for some fun! Here are some local activities that can be memorable for the entire family! Read More

May 25, 2016

Highlighting Two Olympic Hopefuls

Jordan Windle and Tatyana McFadden are both amazing athletes preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio, to represent the United States of America.  Besides being Olympic-level athletes, they have a few other things in common. Read More

May 24, 2016

Barker to Take Part in Do More 24 on June 2

Do More 24, coming on Thursday, June 2, is a 24-hour fundraising effort organized by United Way of the National Capital Area that brings together nonprofit organizations (more than 600), compan Read More

May 16, 2016

May 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

May 9, 2016

New Guidelines to Preserve Birth Parent Information for Indian Adoptive Children

The Ministry of Women and Children Development has made it mandatory for the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) to maintain records of all children from orphanages to include information on when, how and from whom they received the children in their care. Read More

April 21, 2016

Thank You for Supporting Barker Friends and Family Night at CRAVE

This past Sunday was Barker Family & Friends Night at Crave Restaurant in Bethesda. We had several staff members, board members and families come out to show their support for the Barker community and the CRAVE Cares Partnership. It was a great night! Read More

April 12, 2016

Reflections from Barker’s 22nd Annual Adoption and Foster Care Conference

The Barker Adoption Foundation’s signature educational event, its Adoption and Foster Care Conference, is sought out annually by families, adopted persons, birth parents, professionals and students. Read More

April 11, 2016

International Adoption Statistics for Fiscal Year 2015

The U.S. State Department has released international adoption statistics for FY2015 which covers visas issued between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.  The numbers of incoming adoptions to the U.S. Read More