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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

April 11, 2017

A Family Is What You Make It. Revisiting a China Waiting Children Family Story

"A Family Is What You Make It" That’s what National Public Radio Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep says. Read More

April 6, 2017

Top 5 Things Our Pregnancy Counselors Do

Pregnant?  Our pregnancy counselors are here to listen and help. Read More

April 5, 2017

Texting Rules for Teens

Helping teens navigate safety when it comes to technology can be difficult for parents - especially parents who have recently adopted their older child. Read More

March 30, 2017

Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

A Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) diagnosis often times can give children in foster care a scary and misunderstood label. Often, adoptive parents aren't particularly sure what RAD is or exactly what it looks like. Read More

March 28, 2017

PWNL Presenting Workshop on Older Child Adoption

Alex Williams, PWNL's Outreach Coordinator is holding a workshop tomorrow, March 29th, 2017 at 7PM in Leesburg! Are you or someone you know interested in older child adoption, or are just passionate about being an active citizen? Read More

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