Category Archives: Advocacy

A Ton of Slime, a Lot of Love, and a Foster Family Story

WACAP’s A Family for Me Coordinator shares how a Family for Me video shoot became the perfect activity day for a preteen and her five foster siblings! Continue reading

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A Shout Out to Our Community: Thank You for Helping Children

A big shout out to our community … and to all the people and places that have made such a difference for children this year from WACAP’s “A Family for Me” staff. 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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Two Boys Get the Heart Surgery and Family They Urgently Need

“Our little boy was critically ill with a very special and complex heart,” Apollo’s mom recalls … Continue reading

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Changes in the Thailand Adoption Program: More Families for More Kids

The face-to-face conversations we’re having with our Thailand adoption partners are helping more children find the adoptive families they need. Continue reading

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Happy Heart’s Day! —  India Adoption, the Children, and a Heart Connection

A Valentine’s Day post about adopting from India … and focused on the heart. Continue reading

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Happy Heart’s Day! —  India Adoption, the Children, and a Heart Connection

A Valentine’s Day post about adopting from India … and focused on the heart. Continue reading

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Breaking News: Intercountry Adoption Affordability

On February 1, 2018, the Department of State posted a notice of the accreditation fee schedule. Here’s what we’ve learned, how it impacts families, and how you can make your voice heard. 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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Thankful the Adoption Tax Credit Is Recognized As Vital for Families

Knowing that the Adoption Tax Credit has been recognized as a priority for families in current tax reform legislation is something we, at WACAP, are thankful for this week. Continue reading

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