A Travel Preview

In January, WACAP’s Ethiopia Program Manager Megan Nikiema and Vice President of Adoptions Mary Moo travelled to Ethiopia to visit orphanages, connect with WACAP staff in Addis Ababa, and witness the continued impact of WACAP’s Stay in School project in the northern parts of Ethiopia. Travelling across the beautiful countryside, they’ve returned with many photos and stories about the children and families whose lives WACAP supporters have helped change. Check back for a more detailed post and photos from this Ethiopia trip.

Here’s a group of families who gathered to meet WACAP staff in Ethiopia and offer their thanks for our ongoing support:

families in Ethiopia whom WACAP supports through sponsorship

Children gather to thank WACAP for its support

This week, Thailand program manager Liz Richards and WACAP President and CEO Lillian Thogersen are travelling in Thailand to visit orphanages in Bangkok, Khon Kaen, and Udon Thani, where they’re meeting with children who have been matched with families, as well as orphanage staff. We look forward to welcoming home the children who will soon be joining their families.   

In the first week in March, Lillian Thogersen will join WACAP Homestudy Processing Manager Meg Alley and Bixin Huang of WACAP’s China team on WACAP’s seventh Journey of Hope trip.

Staff will visit three orphanages in the Shenzhen area in Guangdong province, and will be meeting with dozens of children, many of whom are who are older or who have medical needs. While at the orphanages, staff will be able to talk more with the caregivers about each of the children, engage with the kids, and return with photos and video of each child to share with those families interested in adopting them.

We’re excited to share more about these trips with you in the coming weeks. 


WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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