“And we said yes”

When I saw our adoption agency’s number pop up on my phone that day, I put my phone back in my pocket and kept trudging toward the market …

WACAP board member and adoptive parent Kristin Kalning writes the above passage in her post “And we said yes,” as she reflects on the little boy she and her husband adopted from China last year.

Celebrating how they came to be together, Kristen also sheds light on the difficult days leading up to that point. Giving her perspective on what it was like to feel caught “in the process,” she relays an important part of her story – the everyday challenges and hard moments before welcoming home the child who made it all worth it.

Read Kristin’s Post

If you’re interested in learning more about adopting from China, please email ckids@wacap.org.

About WACAP Board Member, Kristin Kalning: Kristin joined WACAP’s board of directors in January of 2016. With a background in journalism, she has written for an array of news media, spanning from msnbc.com to the Seattle Times. She and her husband are the parents of two children adopted from Ethiopia and from China. Deciding to freelance in 2010 so she could parent her children full-time, Kristin has also been using her writing talent to share her perspective on family, parenting and adoption, blogging at http://theswiftkick.com since 2013.


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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