Category Archives: Domestic Adoption

Limitless Potential

Over 110,000 children in U.S. foster care are waiting for adoption. They are waiting for someone to see their limitless potential, and say yes to their need. Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Call to Action, Domestic Adoption, Facts and Figures, Foster Care, From the CEO, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adoption FAQ: “What is a “special need?’”

When I talk with families about the individual needs (or “special needs”) a child may have, I’m often asked a few recurring questions: “What is a ‘special need?’” “What do you consider ‘minor?’” “What can my family handle?” Children’s needs … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strong Families Q/A: “Should I consider a heritage or family camp vacation?” [2017 listing]

“I can feel how supported I am, and even when things aren’t perfect, I see my kids accepting more and more how very loved they are.” These are the words one WACAP mom shared after returning home from a WACAP … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Celebrations, Domestic Adoption, Events, International Adoption, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Waiting Game: “How long does it take to adopt?”

“How Long Does it Take to Adopt?” Everyone wants to know. How long, really? Waiting is one of the most excruciatingly unpredictable pieces of the adoption process for prospective families. My answer? It can take a while. Much of it … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Domestic Adoption, Facts and Figures, From the CEO, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Call to Action, Collaboration, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reality, Not Romance

Last fall I met a young man adopted internationally. He had been home for one year, and I was taken by his maturity and language development. He is a young teenager, and I was getting to know him a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Domestic Adoption, From the CEO, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Takes a Little Time

I’ve heard them time and again. Questions about adoption can often come across as riddles, often leading to even more questions. Most often, I find that my answer invariably begins with the phrase, “It depends.” This question, however, has a … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Facts and Figures, Foster Care, From the CEO, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Shining a Light on Adoption: “The Capacity for Love”

Saturday, November, 19 is National Adoption Day. It’s a day that shines a light on adoption, celebrates the children and teens who now have a permanent family, and raises awareness for the children in state foster care across the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Celebrations, Collaboration, Domestic Adoption, Events, Philanthropy, Staff/Board Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strong Families

Last year, when WACAP leadership re-evaluated our mission statement, we decided to take a stand, and declared our intention to offer lifelong support after adoption. Questions were asked, “Do we really mean it?” We do. As we’ve mentioned previously, the … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Facts and Figures, From the CEO, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Save the Date for a Fun and Inspiring Event!

WACAP Invites you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala Children’s Hope Auction. Share in our event experience as you celebrate 40 years of success and stories! Join us at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue, located in downtown Bellevue, on Saturday, … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption Washington, Celebrations, Domestic Adoption, Events, International Adoption, Philanthropy, Volunteerism | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment