Serving all members of the adoption circle, Barker provides ethical, child-centered services that fully respect everyone's needs. Clients are diverse in age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background. Expectant 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.) Post-adoption training and counseling are available to anyone not just to Barker clients. Understanding that the adoption of children in foster care is absolutely critical 25% will otherwise age out of care and experience homelessness; 50% will spend time in prison Project Wait No Longer helps to find "forever families" for some of the 100,000 eligible children in the foster care system. Barker is always evolving to meet the needs of the children and parents it believes in and serves.

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.


Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for The Barker Adoption Foundation is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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