Happy New Year! I’m excited to share WACAP’s newest blog series for 2017 – Adoption FAQs. Every few weeks throughout the year, we will be providing answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, sharing adoption program highlights, featuring interviews with our case managers for country-specific questions, and taking your questions for future posts.
First, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Debbie and I’m the Adoption Information Specialist at WACAP. While I’m “newer” to WACAP, I have a long history with adoption as it has touched my life in many ways. In fact, much of the WACAP staff is comprised of adult adoptees and adoptive parents and siblings, so we have a deep, personal understanding of adoption and the impact of bringing children and families together.
This new blog series is intended to support families regardless of the stage of the process you find yourself in. We will touch on early stages of agency and program research, the homestudy process, in-country processes, how to manage “the wait”, bringing your child home, managing immigration and citizenship requirements, and how WACAP continues to support families through post-adoption and beyond.
At WACAP we understand there is not only a process involved in making the decision to adopt, but also in finding the right country/program for your family, and preparing yourselves – financially and emotionally – to bring a new child into your family. We are here to support you every step of the way. Please use this blog as a resource. There are so many questions, it may be difficult to know where to start. I am here to answer your questions and welcome your comments, emails and phone calls.
Stay tuned for upcoming Adoption FAQs, and please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You might even see your questions published in a future post!
About Debbie: Debbie joined WACAP in September of 2015 as the Adoption Information Specialist. She is dedicated to helping families fulfill their dream of building their family through adoption. If you’re interested in learning more about WACAP, discussing program eligibility, or have general questions about adoption – please contact Debbie at 800-732-1887 ext. 547 or email@example.com.