Monthly Archives: August 2017

Welcome Home, Elliana, Adopted From Thailand!

Parents Ryan and Bronwyn were thrilled to bring their daughter home from Thailand this past month, and we’re thrilled to welcome them! Continue reading

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Family Camp Connections

Year after year, parents and their kids tell us why WACAP Family Camp is important to them. Continue reading

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An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part II

“I did not want to share my true feelings. But here they are now, trying to help me,” Emily writes, in Part II of her essay on growing up adopted, race, identity, and belonging. Continue reading

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An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part I

“I sit here in tears trying to piece together what to say and how to say it,” WACAP adoptee Emily begins. Continue reading

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Shared by Adoptive Families: Collected Advice and Lessons Learned

Collected advice and encouragement from adoptive families, who share takeaways from their journeys. Continue reading

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China: Return to the Finding Place, Part III

Thirteen-year-old Anna, adopted from China as a child, shares about her family’s recent trip to her birth country, including a visit to a local orphanage and to the place she was found as a young child. Between Anna’s recollections of … Continue reading

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China: Return to the Finding Place, Part II

A Continued Story by WACAP Adoptive Parent Laura Templeton. Reflection on China: A Return to the Finding Place Continue reading

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