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December 24, 2015

100 Children Placed: Huge Milestone for Project Wait No Longer!

The Barker Adoption Foundation’s Project Wait No Longer just celebrated a huge milestone when we placed our 100th child who was waiting in the foster care system, into an adoptive family.  We have grown so much Read More

December 18, 2015

December 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 in your good old fashioned U.S.P.S. mailbox by emailing Anna Beers at abeers [at] barkerfoundation.org, or, you can now find it in the Barker Blog. Read More

December 16, 2015

Adoption and Foster Care Expo: A Successful Event Attracting Over 200 Prospective Adoptive/Foster Parents

This past weekend, Barker was proud to be the Gold Sponsor at the Adoption and Foster Care Expo held at the Carnegie Library in Washington, DC.  This was an extremely successful collaborative event that drew over 200 attendees who were interested in learning more about the process of becoming ado Read More

December 14, 2015

Cradle Care Families Celebrated at Annual Luncheon

On Friday, we thanked our Cradle Care Parents with our annual holiday luncheon! Read More

December 4, 2015

Doctors Visit Partner Orphanages in China

In November, a group of 8 doctors and residents from Riley International Adoption Clinic and Indiana University School of Medicine traveled to China to spend some time at Barker’s partnership orphanages. Read More

December 4, 2015

We Have a Winner: PWNL Essay Contest 2015

This November, in honor of National Adoption Month, Project Wait No Longer hosted an essay contest for children adopted through PWNL and their siblings. We were eager to hear directly from the kids and teens, and wow, did we receive some great entries! Read More

December 1, 2015

"I'm Adopted, But I'm Not..."

As we culminate adoption month it gives us a great opportunity to reflect on various areas of adoption. One of the most vital voices of adoption comes from adopted persons. Read More

November 25, 2015

Barker Books and Brunch: Celebrating National Adoption Day

This past Saturday Barker once again celebrated National Adoption Day by hosting story time at the Bethesda, Maryland location of Barnes & Noble. Read More

November 24, 2015

Special Campaign to Support Barker’s Flood Recovery Efforts

As many of you have heard, Barker’s Bethesda offices were recently severely damaged by a freak flood that occurred when pipes, located several floors above Barker, burst, triggering the sprinkler system and unleashing tons of water into the Barker space below. Read More

November 23, 2015

Adoption and Foster Care Expo: Find Homes for Waiting Children

The Barker Adoption Foundation is proud to be the gold sponsor for the upcoming Adoption and Foster Care Expo being held on Saturday, December 5th from 11am to 3pm at the Carnegie Library - 801 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Read More

November 20, 2015

Project Wait No Longer on The Radio!

Tune in tonight - Friday November 20th at 7pm to the Marty and Katina show on Brite Radio to hear from Beverly Clarke, Director of Project Wait No Longer, as she speaks about the needs of children who are currently awaiting adoption from the US foster care system.  Read More

November 10, 2015

Barker Meets with "Closure" Documentary Filmmakers to Discuss New Adoption Education Project

Last night, Barker had the opportunity to spend the evening at an intimate gathering with the inspirational couple behind the movie “Closure,” a documentary about a transracial adoptee who finds her birth mother, and meets the rest of a family who didn't know she existed. The movie makers, Angela and Bryan Tucker, were in Washington, D.C., for a screening of the film at American University and to gather support for their new venture, The Adopted Life Episodes. Barker joined adoption professionals from around the DC area, including Adoptions Together, PACT, Children’s Home Society, the Lab School, the Commonwealth Academy, and National Children’s Research Center to meet and support the couple and each other in this important work. Read More