We get excited, here at WACAP, when talk turns to children coming home. It’s really something. Where once their world was marked by the temporary, soon everything will become permanent. They will come home to family.
Quick, what images are playing in your head as you read the words above? For most people, their minds reflexively go to receiving blankets and diapers, from institutional infant rooms to a personalized nursery. I love those images.
I also love the images I hear described in the halls of the WACAP offices. These depict exceptional children, full of potential, with missing limbs, facial deformities, or siblings who need to be adopted together. Just talking to my coworkers, it’s not hard to see how much they are in love with these children, and how much they believe in each one. In the same way, I find myself drawn to advocate for older children, way past diapers, who are way too cool to really let you see how their lives will change because of a forever family.
The hard truth of these stories is that these children face many hurdles between the temporary and the permanent. No problem. WACAP has their back. Make no mistake, though: on this issue, WACAP isn’t your everyday adoption agency. In our work, we see obstacles. But we know they can be overcome, and lives changed. We’re on the hunt for families who are on the hunt for an exceptional child.
And we have an announcement coming. It’s going to be great. Children will be coming home.
About WACAP’s CEO, Greg Eubanks: Greg joined WACAP as CEO in December 2014. Serving children and families has been the focus and passion of his 20-year career in nonprofit executive leadership and business administration. With an extensive background in international adoption and foster care, Greg is committed to bringing hope to the children living without a family … and helping them home.