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

November 1, 2018

“Instant Family” Brings Adoption From Foster Care to the Big Screen!

In September Barker staff, along with employees from other local adoption and foster care agencies had the privilege of attending a pre-screening of the movie Instant Family. To say that this movie is well done is an understatement. We laughed, we cried and we saw the work that we do come to life Read More

November 1, 2018

My Adoption Journey

“You have two mothers. I’m just the lucky one who gets to raise you,” my mom always said. “Your other mother loved you so much she gave you away.” I was given up for adoption so that I could have a better life. And I did. Read More

July 31, 2017

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD

Anyone who works in child welfare or has fostered/adopted from the child welfare system knows that an overwhelming percentage of children in foster care are diagnosed with ADHD. Read More

July 28, 2017

More Than a Service: Love & Support From Cradle Care Mothers

So much conversation about adoption centers around adoptive parents, birth parents, and the children who are adopted, but there is one group that often goes unnoticed – the families that tirelessly care for babies during the time when the biological mothers and fathers of the babies are trying to Read More