Barker Foundation Adoption Education

The Barker Foundation

Building a Foundation for Parenting Children from Hard Places

Families Are Forever and the Barker Adoption Foundation have teamed up to provide essential training based on Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), a therapeutic model that trains parents to provide effective support and treatment for children who come from a place most likely very different from your own. You’ll gain knowledge that many who have gone before you have discovered about welcoming a child from a ‘hard place’ into your home and family. We’ll also strengthen your family’s foundation so that as a parent, you have the tools and knowledge needed to best meet your child’s needs.

Barker Adoption Foundation Course Bundles

The following enrollment links are for families working with the Barker Adoption Foundation. Please consult with your case worker or home study provider to confirm your family’s specific education requirements.

FOUNDATIONS: TBRI® Essentials for Adoption Preparation

Foundations classes are intended to provide adoptive families with core training concepts. You’ll be introduced to Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, attachment styles, and ways you can empower your child to trust and heal. Foundations is a 5 course series for a total of 7 hours.  • $125

Foundations: ENROLL NOW

Preparing for Another Adoption (International)

These thoughtfully selected courses are full of essential in-depth information to help adoptive parents prepare to welcome another child into their homes through international adoption. This bundle includes 6 courses for a total of 12.5 hours.  • $249

International: ENROLL NOW


Preparing for Another Adoption (Domestic)

The Domestic bundle includes 5 courses for a total of 10.5 hours.  • $199

Domestic: ENROLL NOW

Level 300: A Deeper Understanding

These single-topic stand-alone classes are designed to take a more intentional look into topics that many families want to learn more about, or need some extra assistance with. From facilitating behavioral change to healing sexual abuse to facing racism, this wide range of topics are available to enhance your parenting abilities.


Trust-Based Relational Intervention

These courses feature TBRI® content, which provides practical insights into parenting children who have experienced loss and trauma. TBRI was created to improve the lives of children through research, education, and outreach that addresses the impact of early abuse, neglect, and trauma.