Today, 250 children who have come home through WACAP this year will be celebrating their first Thanksgiving with their new families. We’ve got all these kids in our thoughts today, and we’re so thankful for all of the families who have done the hard work it takes to open their home to a child (or two, or three. . .).
We’re also thankful for our volunteers, who have donated thousands of hours of their time to help these kids come home.
We’re thankful for all of our donors, who give us the resources we need to keep moving forward.
And of course, we’re thankful for the children who constantly remind us why we do what we do every day.
We asked our Facebook friends what they’ll be giving thanks for this year, and loved what they had to say:
We are thankful that our son is FINALLY HOME! ~Medea
We’re thankful that we have 2 new family members celebrating their very first thanksgiving with us… Fei, 6 years old from Hebei, Cangzhou, and Matai 9 years old from Guizhou, Guiyang… both adopted this past April. ~Wescott
We’re thankful that WACAP and [WACAP Case Manager] Yu Ping helped us find our two beautiful daughters (one home two months) and allowed us to continue our adoption process even with another family change. Our daughter Lucy is a true blessing! ~Stacy
We’re thankful for our son, TongJie! He’s been part of our family for six months now and he brings us so much joy. ~Crystal
We will always be thankful to WACAP for connecting us with our 2 wonderful daughters..home for 3 and 5 years. ~Jane
Thankful for our sons, Truman and Maguire, brought home from Ethiopia with WACAP. Thankful too to be on the path to 2 more sons, this time from China, bringing our kiddo count to 7. ~Brooke
Thankful that WACAP helped us bring home our first child, Noah, from China. Home 3 weeks today and ready for the holidays. ~Melissa
Thankful to WACAP and [WACAP Case Manager] Lindsey for our beautiful little boy. He is waiting for us to bring him home next year. We are thankful for the recent update with five new photos!~April
Our family, and most thankful for our 3 yr old wonder that lights up our lives everyday. We are thankful for our birth family and their love and courage. We are thankful for those of you that has helped build our family. ~Suzy
I am so thankful for WACAP helping to place me in the most loving family. It’s been over 30 years since I joined my adoptive family, and I am so blessed to be a part of such a supportive and loving family. ~Tami
We wish you and your family the very best this holiday season!
From all of us at WACAP