Category Archives: Mission Vision Values Series

Oh, What a ‘Family Fun Night!’

We’re thrilled that hundreds of WACAP parents, kids and friends joined us on Saturday for an evening of baseball and family fun at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium. Thanks to Wizards of the Coast for sponsoring this year’s Family Fun Night! And thank … Continue reading

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Innovation in Adoption

We aspire to do more, through innovative methods. If you search the term “Innovation in Adoption” on Google, the majority of results you get are articles related to the “adoption” of technology in various industries over recent years. But what about … Continue reading

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Our success? Hero driven.

In my job, I work every day to drive the philanthropic engine behind WACAP’s work. Like most nonprofits, we wrestle with how to best describe our mission and the stories that flow from its spark. In our world, however, one … Continue reading

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Integrity and Ethics

For years, adoption practice has focused on the pursuit of that which is in the ‘best interest of the child.’ What, exactly, does that mean? There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question, because every child is … Continue reading

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Excellence: More Than Words

When we made a declaration of those traits we value at WACAP, we decided to take a risk. Let’s face it, hardly anyone chooses to value excellence. It’s polarizing. (Read those last sentences again, but this time with tongue firmly in … Continue reading

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Passion for Finding Families

When I first came to WACAP, I was, I admit, a bit of a doubting Thomas. I had doubts whether we really could find a family for every child. It’s a nice thought, but is it reality? I thought, “Maybe we could find … Continue reading

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The Power of Family

WACAP believes in the power of family to transform lives. We get to witness this transformation time and time again, as we see children come home to loving families. Mia recently came home to her family, joining her brother Maddox, whom we … Continue reading

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Twenty Three

Recently, I was reflecting on an email I’d received in March that continues to stay in my mind. The email profiled the 23 children from one of the countries where we work, who were matched with permanent families through WACAP that month. I … Continue reading

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Lifelong Support After Adoption

Just recently, I spent some time on the phone with a man who had been adopted through WACAP over 30 years ago. Prior to being adopted by a WACAP family, his initial adoption had been dissolved and he’d spent some … Continue reading

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Preparing Families

It’s an understatement to say there are a lot of questions and considerations that come with making the decision to adopt. As a social worker at WACAP, I’ve been privileged to work with individuals and couples every day, helping them through the … Continue reading

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