Today in the WACAP lunchroom … I asked my colleague about her day.
It was 2 p.m. – a little late for lunch – but it had been a difficult day, a case manager for WACAP’s China team, explained.
China had changed its adoption eligibility requirements, she shared, concern on her face. Her team had just learned the news, and they’d spent the day talking with families: families whose hopes and dreams they’d come to know well, and whose paths could now change as a result of this new information.
My colleague, an adoptive parent also, said she wished she had the answers to why the country’s adoption requirements changed. “There’s nothing harder than being caught between hope, love, dreams, and uncertainty,” she knew.
“But that’s why we’re here, especially why we’re here,” she added. “Especially when the steps are hard.”
—inspired staff member, WACAP
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