Category Archives: Collaboration

A Family for Me – Little Miracles in Each Video, For Children in Foster Care

WACAP’s “A Family for Me” staff shares about the behind-the-scenes magic of seeing children’s stories take shape, and then touch the hearts of the families that become theirs. Continue reading

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Adoption Benefits and Supports: Being Informed and Asking Questions

WACAP responds to some questions from families about adoption benefits and financial support. Continue reading

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Foster Care Month Marks WACAP Milestone: 150 Kids’ Video-Stories Shared

Just prior to National Foster Care Month (May), WACAP introduced the 150th child on “A Family for Me”— a video feature where children in foster care get to showcase who they are and talk about the family they envision. To As of May 2017, nearly 90 children who’ve participated in “A Family for Me” have found families. Continue reading

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Guest Post: “What You Should Know About the Federal Adoption Tax Credit”

Kelly Ellison, adoptive mom and founder of Your Adoption Finance Coach, shares some key takeaways from her recent webinar on the Federal Adoption Tax Credit. WACAP is committed to building strong families; partnering with Your Adoption Finance Coach, we offer … Continue reading

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For Children in Taiwan …

WACAP Adoption Program Manager Mei-Na Tien recently traveled to Taiwan, her home, where she celebrates the Lunar New Year with her family and friends each year. During her visit, Mei-Na also arranged to spend a day with a Taiwanese agency … Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: “How does WACAP decide where to work?”

How does WACAP determine which countries to work with … and what’s involved in partnering with a new country on international adoption? This is a question that I often hear as I talk with families who want to learn more … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

Embarking on our 41st year of bringing children and families together through adoption, we’re looking forward … carried by the community of supporters, staff, adoptive parents and adoptees who comprise WACAP’s history and story.

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Sharing our Knowledge, Engaging our Partners

“How does WACAP promote positive outcomes for children placed in adoptive families?” This question was proposed to WACAP by China’s Center for Child Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) earlier this fall. More specifically, they wanted to know how to evaluate children … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Your Adoption Finance Coach: Our Work With WACAP Families …

Kelly Ellison, adoptive mom and founder of Your Adoption Finance Coach, reflects on why she’s thankful this holiday season, and WACAP families top the list. (WACAP is committed to building strong families; partnering with Your Adoption Finance Coach, we offer adopting … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago and Today, “Giving Tuesday”

40 years ago a group of adoptive families began meeting in living rooms and around kitchen tables. They traded stories, offered support to one another, and talked about what could be done to help the children who continued to wait … Continue reading

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