Welcome to Barker's Blog Corner

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June 27, 2017

Barker Goes Nats 2017 Hall of Fame!

This year's “Barker Goes Nats!” fundraiser was a wonderful event. Barker family and friends had a great time mingling, enjoying delicious food and of course watching the game! Read More

June 22, 2017

Pregnant and Considering Adoption? We can help.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are not sure what to do Barker Adoption's Pregnancy Counselors are here to help you navigate through your options and help you make the best plan for you and your baby. Read More

June 22, 2017

Parenting Teens and Tweens - What They Really Need

So what does parenting a tween or teen actually entail? What do behaviors of these kids actually look like? Read More

June 16, 2017

Comfort Cases Founders Share Their Adoption Story

Watch this amazing clip of Comfort Cases founders Rob and Reece tell their story of adoption from foster care. Read More

June 9, 2017

Jet-lag, Culture Shock and Doubts of an Adoptive Parent

When an adoptive family travels to pick up their new child in the child’s birth country, as an international adoption coordinator, I am anxious during that first week when they meet their child, and breathe easier after the week has passed if I haven’t heard from them.  Why? Read More

June 6, 2017

Free Workshop - Ending the Silence Around Mental Health (For Parents and Their Teens)

Attend this free workshop offered by Hope for Mental Health and the Northern Virginia National Alliance on Mental Health. Read More

May 26, 2017

13 Reasons Why - Addressing the Concerns

You may or may not have heard of the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The show depicts many issues that affect teens today, including bullying, sexual assault, and suicide. Read More

May 5, 2017

Feel Good Friday!

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April 26, 2017

April News from PWNL

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 Alex Williams at awilliams [at] barkerfoundation.org, or, you can now find it monthly in the Barker Blog. Read More

April 19, 2017

Spring Forward - Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Family Fun Day

Formed Families Forward is hosting a family fun day for all adoptive and foster families next Saturday, April 29th! Keynote Speaker, Dr. Read More

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