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 Celebrates National Adoption Month 

Saturday, November 22 at 10 AM: 
Barnes and Noble in Bethesda, MD

In recognition of National Adoption Day, Barker will lead the Children’s Storytime at 10 AM.  We’ll read adoption-themed children’s books and meet up with other Barker families.  Kids will receive Barker balloons and stickers.  Barker’s recommendations for adoption-themed books will be on display.  www.barnesandnoble.com


Save the Date! 

Saturday, March 21, 2014

The Barker Adoption Foundation’s
70th Anniversary Conference

Adoption and Foster Care

“The Commitment of a Lifetime: The Adoption Journey”

The Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center