The Barker Adoption Foundation
7979 Old Georgetown Rd. 1st Fl
Bethesda, MD 20814

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New Parent Group: March 2019


Tuesday mornings March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Barker's latest New Parent Group, for families that have recently adopted a child, will be starting on Tuesday, March 5th.  The four-session group provides a unique opportunity for adoptive families to meet, share experiences and learn from one another. Parents are welcome to bring their child(ren) to the sessions.

Discussion topics include:

  • Attachment and bonding
  • Sleep Issues
  • Possible post-adopt "blues" and emotional issues
  • Changes of lifestyle, sibling adjustments, challenges in relationship with spouse and other family members
  • Responding to questions and comments from others
  • Laying the foundation for sharing the adoption story
  • Communication with birth family (if applicable)

The group will be facilitated by licensed social worker, Monica Testa LCSW-C, and wil be held on the following Tuesdays:  March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 10:30AM - 12:00.

Cost per family: $95

Pre-registration is required; please click the above link.