Category Archives: Adoption

$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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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Amazed By Foster Kids and Families

Find out what inspires WACAP’s staff member Denise Russell as she helps children in foster care tell their stories and find the permanency they need. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Share Their Stories

“[A] smart, brave, funny, sassy little girl changed my life,” says Megan Malinoski, US Kids Program Director … Like Megan, you’ll be inspired by the story. Continue reading

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“We Could Have Missed This: Adopting a Son”

A WACAP family shares how their plans changed from adopting a daughter to adopting their son, whom they can’t imagine life without. Continue reading

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Adopting From China: About the Children, Next Steps for Families

“The need is greater than ever for families to adopt from China” says WACAP Case Manager Lindsey Gilbert. Find out why, and what families need to know about their homestudy! Continue reading

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“Our Adopted Child Won’t Bond With Both of Us”: 8 Tips to Support Attachment

“For those who’ve adopted as a couple, it is very common for a child to prefer one parent over the other for a while,” says WACAP social worker Zia Freeman in response to a parent’s concern. Continue reading

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