Why Choose Barker?
Since 1945, the Barker 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:
- Pregnancy Services
- Domestic Infant Program
- Older Child Program (PWNL)
- International Programs
- Post Adoption Services
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.
IN THE BARKER SPOTLIGHT
SAVE THE DATE!
Barker’s 20th Annual Adoption Conference!
In Our Own Voices:
Adoptees and Foster Youth Speak Out – Round Two.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
The Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center
You asked for it ! This year’s conference theme reprises our most popular and well-attended conference in 2009.
- How have adoptees experienced the life of adoption?
- What do those who grew up in foster care most want us to know and understand?
For more information or to register online now, click here.
Brochures will be mailed the first week in January.
Please visit our PWNL Blog for older child adoption resources!
Registration for the January/February 2014 PRIDE Training is now open!
China Waiting Child Program
Hundreds of children are waiting in the China Waiting Child program for a loving family who could help them reach their potential. The children in the program include boys and girls who have a minor to severe medical condition or who are simply older. On the contrary to almost all of the other international programs, this is a fast-moving program. Families may select the age, sex and medical condition of the child they wish to adopt. Majority of our families are matched with a child within 1-3 months after their paperwork is ready and families normally can bring their child home within seven months after they are matched. More Info