Why Choose Barker?

Since 1945, the Barker Adoption Foundation has served all members of the adoption circle as a licensed, non-profit agency serving Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Our comprehensive adoption center offers:


Today, Barker is regarded as one of the nation’s premier adoption agencies. Our life-cycle model of comprehensive services, robust educational programs, and commitment to the highest standards of ethical practice are the hallmarks of our work.

Whether you're considering placing a child for adoption or adopting a child… if you are an adoptive parent, a birth parent, or adopted person ... an adoption professional, a researcher, a therapist, or simply interested in adoption … you've come to the right place.

We're here to listen and to help with support and information.


Barker's Annual Teen Connections

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
National 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase MD

Barker's Annual Teen Connections is a great opportunity for teens to have fun, surround themselves with other adopted teens and to share thoughts on being adopted.  As in previous years, facilitators are experienced professionals who are adopted themselves and provide a unique opportunity for teens to explore shared experiences as adopted persons.  The day is for teens adopted domestically and internationally; the staff reflects this diversity too. 

Cost is $95 per teen (financial assistance is available) which includes all activities and lunch. Space is limited. 

Register Now!

For more information please contact Varda Makovsky at vmakovsky@barkerfoundation.org.


Please visit our PWNL Blog for older child adoption resources!

Registration for the October/November 2014 Training is now open!

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