Category Archives: Foster Care

Be Inspired: For the Children in Foster Care Who Need Advocates Every Day

The choices we make can change the path of a child in foster care—children who deserve love and stability in their tomorrow, and who need advocates today. Find out what motivates two US Kids staff in their work with children and families. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Amazed By Foster Kids and Families

Find out what inspires WACAP’s staff member Denise Russell as she helps children in foster care tell their stories and find the permanency they need. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Share Their Stories

“[A] smart, brave, funny, sassy little girl changed my life,” says Megan Malinoski, US Kids Program Director … Like Megan, you’ll be inspired by the story. Continue reading

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Family Finds Unexpected Gift in Open Adoption

WACAP family shares foster-to-adoption story and the unexpected joy they’ve found in their open adoption. 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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A Virtual Art Walk With Kids Who’ve Inspired Us  

On January 31, many people celebrate “National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day” … and we’re inspired. Join us for an art walk with a few kids we’ve met through “A Family for Me.” Continue reading

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Is There a Child Waiting for You?: WACAP’s Partner Countries at a Glance

Is there a child waiting for you? Do you have questions about adoption, or about the children waiting for families? Continue reading

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“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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