Author Archives: WACAP

About WACAP

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.

Two Faces of an Adoption Story: Friends Become Brothers and Find Home

These two boys stuck together in their orphanage, finding a common bond in the significant facial differences they each had. Today, they’re brothers with a family. Continue reading

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“Heroes Need Not Apply”: A Parent on Special Needs, Adoption, and Her Son

With adoption long on Erin and Joel’s hearts, the path to adopting their son Carsen began with questions and then paperwork. But one particular form, Erin recalls—a check list of special needs—“turned their world on its axis.” Continue reading

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What About the Children? Borders, Separations and Beyond

We know that any separation from family is a traumatic event for children. Continue reading

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Transgender Mom of 9 Children: “Most Meaningful Thing She’s Ever Done”

Finding out who we are is the story we’re all writing. It’s that journey of identity and becoming that Kathryn reflects on, as a parent of 9, as a person who’s transgender, and as a mom beloved. Continue reading

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Adopting From India: The Face Behind the Lists

WACAP’s Family Finders Manager Jo Reed shares about adopting her daughter and answers families’ questions about “why they should consider adoption from India, and why now?” Continue reading

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$20 and Four Lessons Learned

A WACAP staff member shares how a surprise sales pitch sails into a chat about philanthropy, which leads to something unexpected … Continue reading

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Fathers, Sons, and the War at Home

A father shares about the relationship he and his son are working to recreate and important lessons learned. Continue reading

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Lessons From a Little Boy and His Truck: One Mom’s Pre-Adoption Reflection

An adoptive mom and WACAP supporter reflects on being a newcomer to the adoption process as a single mom-to-be, and lessons learned from a little boy at her first adoption class. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: For the Children in Foster Care Who Need Advocates Every Day

The choices we make can change the path of a child in foster care—children who deserve love and stability in their tomorrow, and who need advocates today. Find out what motivates two US Kids staff in their work with children and families. Continue reading

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Two Special Hearts: A Brother’s Day Story

Ask Apollo what he loves most about Magnus, and there’s no hesitation: “I love that we both have special hearts. I love Magnus because he’s my brother.” Continue reading

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