Monthly Archives: June 2015

To China and Back

WACAP staff members Mary Moo and Elana Roschy recently returned from a trip to China, where they met many children in need of families. Mary provided a brief update about these children: We saw over 300 children and we will … Continue reading

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Passion for Finding Families

When I first came to WACAP, I was, I admit, a bit of a doubting Thomas. I had doubts whether we really could find a family for every child. It’s a nice thought, but is it reality? I thought, “Maybe we could find … Continue reading

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The Power of Family

WACAP believes in the power of family to transform lives. We get to witness this transformation time and time again, as we see children come home to loving families. Mia recently came home to her family, joining her brother Maddox, whom we … Continue reading

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Meet Tess, WACAP’s Youngest Volunteer

Four-year-old Tess Ketarkus was found in Xi’an, China in early 2011 and adopted by Joe and Becky Ketarkus in November of 2012.  She is the ninth of ten amazing Ketarkus Kids.  Tess was born with a congenital heart defect that required … Continue reading

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Twenty Three

Recently, I was reflecting on an email I’d received in March that continues to stay in my mind. The email profiled the 23 children from one of the countries where we work, who were matched with permanent families through WACAP that month. I … Continue reading

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Lifelong Support After Adoption

Just recently, I spent some time on the phone with a man who had been adopted through WACAP over 30 years ago. Prior to being adopted by a WACAP family, his initial adoption had been dissolved and he’d spent some … Continue reading

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