Category Archives: Advice

“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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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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“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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When Families Say “Help, I Need Somebody”

WACAP CEO Greg Eubanks reflects on his own journey as new adoptive parent, and reminds us that families need support to know they aren’t alone. Continue reading

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Loving Your Older Child, Even When the Feeling Is Missing

A WACAP parent’s tips on how to build emotional connections with our children, especially older kids, even when it’s hard to ‘feel the love.’ Continue reading

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18 Adoption Movies to Add to Your “Must Watch” Movie List

Adoption and foster care related movies you can add to your watch and discussion list! Continue reading

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Transitions: Why are they hard, and what can we do?

Why are transitions hard for our adopted children, and what can we as parents do to help? Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: On Pre-Adoption Preparation and ‘Really’ Being Prepared

China adoption staff answer an FAQ about preparing to adopt, while pinpointing what’s always hard to plan for … Continue reading

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“What to Expect, Adoption Style”: One Couple’s Adoption Story

Erin and Joel adopted their son, Carsen, in 2015. Today, he’s a spirited four-year old, and Carsen’s parents can’t imagine their lives without him. Continue reading

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WACAP Now: December Spotlights

Did you catch the WACAP Now December spotlights? There’s still time before the New Year! Continue reading

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