Category Archives: Foster Care

“Bear With You”: Learning About Trust-Based, Relational Parenting

“When I was a young parent, I thought I knew it all,” writes WACAP’s CEO Greg Eubanks. Here’s a look at what he wishes he’d known then, and what he knows today. Continue reading

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In the Moment: Finding Humor and Humility As Adoptive Parents

Welcoming their children into their lives and hearts, this quote captures the in-the-moment joy, humility, and humor that comes with parenting. Continue reading

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Thankful

We are thankful this year

… for each of you, for WACAP parents who say yes to children, and for the families we create every day.
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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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National Adoption Month: Finding Hunter’s Forever Family

Meet John, Hadley and their wonderful kids, who have given Hunter a family and a forever home. Continue reading

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National Adoption Month: “A Family for Me”

Joyce Taylor of King 5 kicks off National Adoption Month and shares highlights of WACAP’s partnership on “A Family for Me.” Continue reading

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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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Changing Perspectives: Moving Toward Positive Engagement Models With Children

How could we possibly expect positive responses from children while utilizing what are effectively punitive approaches? Continue reading

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Shared by Adoptive Families: Collected Advice and Lessons Learned

Collected advice and encouragement from adoptive families, who share takeaways from their journeys. Continue reading

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On Becoming a Father — On Becoming a Grownup

“I have been a parent for twenty years,” Greg Eubanks, WACAP’s CEO reflects, adding, “There is a joy to fatherhood that I’m only recently discovering.” In this post, he explains why that is … Continue reading

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