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Building Families & Supporting the Adoption Community since 1945

Barker's beginnings really paved the way for everything we continue to do today, 75 years later and counting. We offer lifelong services to all in the adoption constellation and advocate for ethical, respectful, and child-centered adoption practices.

Your support will allow us to continue to place children with forever families for the next 75 years and counting. We hope you'll consider making a one-time or monthly gift in support of the life-changing work we do each day. Any amount is vital to that mission.

NOTE: If you prefer to give in a way other than credit card, please contact Michele Mazzei at 301.664.9664 or

We are grateful to you for answering our call and for your donation. 2020 has been a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought fear and uncertainty for many children and families.

2020 also marks a very special year as we commemorate the Barker Adoption Foundation's 75th anniversary. In 1945 Richard and Ruth Barker founded this remarkable agency, which has grown to become a comprehensive and robust adoption center offering services for adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. There is much to celebrate about Barker's 75 years of impact and much to look forward to in its future.

 With your financial support, we will continue to provide outstanding and urgently needed services-we hope for another 75 years. Together we can make life-changing differences for the families and children who await our help and are counting on us.

Our sincere best wishes for your safety and continued good health.

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The Barker Adoption Foundation
Questions? Please contact Michele Mazzei


7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, USA

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