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.

Beyond “Naughty or Nice”: What Our Children’s Unwanted Behavior Can Teach Us

“Naughty or nice?” Learn why children’s behavior and the way we talk about it is much more complex … and what we can learn from our kids’ unwanted behavior. Continue reading

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Got Holiday Stress? Three Resources for Foster and Adoptive Families

Here are three resources to help your family navigate the stress of the holiday season. Continue reading

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“An Adventure We Didn’t Plan”: Adopting Our Daughter From India

A WACAP mom reflects on the adoption process and adventure that brought their daughter Ila into their lives, sharing lessons learned about love and family. Continue reading

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Stories Worth Telling: Review of Paramount’s “Instant Family”

Here’s a sneak peak at Paramount Pictures’ soon-to-be-released movie “Instant Family,” reviewed by WACAP CEO Greg Eubanks. Continue reading

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National Adoption Month Calendar from WACAP

We’re excited to share our calendar for National Adoption Month! Please follow along here and on Instagram! Continue reading

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One Year and Counting: Why One Volunteer Comes Back Each Week

Vi is celebrating one year as a WACAP volunteer. Here’s why she thinks it’s important to give back … Continue reading

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The “Invisible” Waiting Children

“Even though I can’t show you their faces, they are no less real than the waiting children you do see, and no less in need of a family,” says WACAP Program Manager Lindsey Gilbert. Continue reading

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When Times Were Different: My Search for My Biological Family

As an adoptee I found myself wondering many times if there was family “out there,” Karen says. This is her story. Continue reading

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WACAP Receives Donation From Local Business Partner

WACAP receives donation from local business partner, First Financial Northwest Bank. Continue reading

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Agents of Change: Painting Pictures from Family Camp

The summertime memories we’ve made with our families follow us into fall. Here’s a reflection from Family Camp that made an indelible mark … Continue reading

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