The Barker Foundation
WISH LIST: $100: books and supplies for young adoptee workshops; $500: 2 doctors' visits and sonograms for a birth mother; $1000: specialized training for 5 families in foster care adoption
Serving all members of the adoption circle -- birth parents, adoptive parents, adopted persons, and anyone touched by adoption -- the Barker Foundation makes sure that everyone's needs are fully respected. Clients are diverse in age, race, religion, and socio-economic background. Birth parents with crisis pregnancies get emotional support, education about their options, and connections with community resources. (There are no fees and no one is turned away.) Families receive guidance and information on raising a child by adoption. Most importantly, children find permanent, loving homes, and get the special assistance they often need 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, while 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 shapes, and the Barker Foundation honors that fact in everything it does. Your generosity helps sustain this noble mission.
Dr. Marilyn Regier
Executive Director & CEO
7979 Old Georgetown Road, First Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814