40 years ago a group of adoptive families began meeting in living rooms and around kitchen tables. They traded stories, offered support to one another, and talked about what could be done to help the children who continued to wait for the love and stability they needed. Out of these conversations, WACAP was born.
Over the next 40 years, we went from placing sisters from U.S. foster care with an adoptive family, to working with children in need from Korea, India, Colombia and a dozen other countries. We delivered medical supplies, food, and education to over 200,000 children around the world. We started finding families for children with special needs from China and partnering with our local NBC affiliate and community to find families for children in U.S. foster care. It’s been an adventure every step of the way, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Now, as Giving Tuesday rolls around and we near the end of our 40th year (and counting), we’re looking back at what we’ve accomplished. 11,500 children have come home to WACAP families. That’s 11,500 lives changed forever. We can’t wait to see whose lives we touch over the next 40 years. Children are still waiting, and once again we’re calling on our families, friends and supporters to help.
Your gift will be used to help us travel to meet children in need, prepare materials necessary for their adoption, find their families, and bring them home. Let’s meet the next 11,500 WACAP families, and let’s do it together.