Today at WACAP: From the Heart

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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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WACAP is a champion for children, finding and preparing permanent families, and offering lifelong support after adoption.


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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