Category Archives: From the CEO

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

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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

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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

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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

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Proposed Changes to Intercountry Adoption Rules by the U.S. Department of State

Most of us agree on the major things. It’s the details that often trip us.  Such is the case with recently proposed regulatory amendments for the Intercountry Adoption process by the U.S. Department of State, the central authority for adoption … Continue reading

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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

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Adversity and Triumph and Honesty

There is power in story. There is beauty in story. The children I know who come from hard places have incredible, inspiring stories that deserve to be heard. The details of such individual experiences are important for us in the … Continue reading

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Intercountry adoptees facing deportation following Presidential election?

First, a disclaimer is important. This post is not intended to praise or criticize any candidate currently seeking election. Nor is the purpose here to argue for or against a particular issue. With that said, however, the ongoing political debate … Continue reading

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A Question Many Wonder, But That Few Ask

Why on earth does an adoption agency need donations? I am rarely asked that question, but surely many people wonder. Adoption is expensive, and surely those funds are enough to support WACAP‘s work. Don’t they? Fees paid by families go … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Me

He was standing there, just as we entered the room. This was a second orphanage for our visit, and we were excited to deliver gifts on behalf of a WACAP family to their soon-to-be daughter. He stood vigilant, though, hands … Continue reading

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