Category Archives: Reflections

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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An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part II

“I did not want to share my true feelings. But here they are now, trying to help me,” Emily writes, in Part II of her essay on growing up adopted, race, identity, and belonging. Continue reading

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An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part I

“I sit here in tears trying to piece together what to say and how to say it,” WACAP adoptee Emily begins. Continue reading

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China: Return to the Finding Place, Part II

A Continued Story by WACAP Adoptive Parent Laura Templeton. Reflection on China: A Return to the Finding Place Continue reading

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In the Foothills of the Austrian Alps: A Resilience Story

We see children challenged by conditions at birth, parents challenged by corporate legal tangles, a family challenged by a season where daily life is hard work. Continue reading

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“Ever After”: Adoption Success Stories Through Another Lens

“The really good part of adoption is not when a family is found. No, the sweetest spot in adoption only appears when everything falls apart, and everyone stays.” Continue reading

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One Mom Shares: “Building a Nest: Older Child Adoption”

WACAP parents Kristi and Alexander adopted their son, 7-year-old son Henry, in February. Here, Kristi shares about the experience of adopting an older child: what’s different, what’s familiar, and what’s amazing as their family of six grows closer. 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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Two Adoptees’ Stories: Two Perspectives on Growing Up Adopted

Both impacted by adoption, Katelyn, adopted from Russia, and Jacob, adopted from Colombia, each have unique stories to tell about growing up adopted. Each was profoundly changed by family, and both carry powerful feelings that continue to shape who they are.

Thank you to Katelyn and Jacob for sharing about their journeys, the families who shaped their paths, and what they’d like others to know. Continue reading

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Q/A: An Adoptee’s Perspective: “How do I feel about ‘adoption day?’”

Adoption Day. “Gotcha Day.” i Homecoming. It’s a day that many adoptive parents and their children celebrate the day they became a family. And as one WACAP adoptee shares here, it’s also a day that can bring more to the … Continue reading

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