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:

 

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

Workshop for Professionals: 

DSM-5: What Social Work Clinicians
Need to Know and Practical Applications

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PWNL News

Please visit our PWNL Blog for older child adoption resources!

Registration for the April/May 2014 Training is now open!

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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