Serving all members of the adoption circle – birth parents, adoptive parents, adopted children, and anyone touched by adoption – the Barker Foundation makes sure that everyone's needs are fully respected. Clients are diverse in age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background. Birth parents with crisis pregnancies access emotional support, housing and food, education about their options, and connections with community resources. (There are no fees and no one is turned away.) Adoptive families receive guidance and information on raising an adopted child. Most importantly, children find permanent, loving homes, and special assistance as they grow up and seek to understand their own adoptions. International programs operate around the world and provide humanitarian aid as well as adoption services. Here at home, a model public-private partnership, Project Wait No Longer, finds loving, permanent families for children in the foster care system, many of whom are older or have special needs. The human family comes in many forms, and the Barker Foundation honors that fact in everything it does. Your generosity helps sustain this noble mission.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Statewide; Internationally; China; Columbia; India; Korea
Age Groups Served: All
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) as authorized by the U.S. Department of State on February 29, 2008, good through February 28, 2013. The Hague Convention is an international treaty created to ensure that intercountry adoptions are in the best interests of children and to prevent abduction, exploitation, sale, or trafficking of children.
- And Frenice Makes Three
Sat Jul 31 2010, The Washington Post
Barker placed Frenice Rollins in a permanent adoptive home after she had experienced 14 foster homes.
- Former Foster Kid Overcame Odds, with Help from Many Friends, to Earn Law Degree
Fri May 7 2010, The Washington Post
Jelani Freeman, Barker Foundation board member, tells the story of how he "beat the odds" when he aged out of the foster care system.
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