Category Archives: Adoptive Parents’ Perspectives

“Real Life Adoption”: A Podcast of Stories

Newly launched, the “Real Life Adoption” podcast by WACAP adoptive parent and board member Kristin Kalning is soon to feature a story from WACAP’s CEO. Continue reading

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Souvenirs of the Journey: Heritage Travel

Here’s what one WACAP family learned about themselves and each other through heritage travel and planning. 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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Six Things to Know This Fall About Adopting from China

WACAP staff share about why this fall is a good time to consider adoption from China, and about the children who need a families’ love, no matter the season. Continue reading

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

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An Unexpected Lesson on Family: Before and After a Trip to Korea

What this WACAP mom and staff member learns after a family vacation, an emergency visit home, and a trip to Korea to meet the children. Continue reading

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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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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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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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