Category Archives: Staff/Board Spotlight

Adopting From India: Q&A With Family Finders

Here, WACAP’s Family Finders Manager Jo Reed talks about adopting from India, the children, and getting help with the process. 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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WACAP Now: October Spotlights

Did you catch the WACAP Now October spotlights — (Changing Seasons, Changing Perspectives) 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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The Kids, The Need, The Son I’m Proud Of: What I’d Share With Russia

Lew Bequette, WACAP dad and board member, recalls traveling to Russia to adopt his son:”When they brought Michael to us, he had nothing …” Continue reading

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China: Return to the Finding Place, Part III

Thirteen-year-old Anna, adopted from China as a child, shares about her family’s recent trip to her birth country, including a visit to a local orphanage and to the place she was found as a young child. Between Anna’s recollections of … 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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Today at WACAP: From the Heart

Today in the WACAP lunchroom … I asked my colleague about her day. It was 2 p.m. – a little late for lunch – but it had been a difficult day, a case manager for WACAP’s China team, explained. China had … Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: “What if I get pregnant during the adoption process?”

A question that’s asked frequently by those inquiring about adoption has to do with pregnancy. “What happens if I get pregnant during our adoption process?” aspiring parents often ask. Or in follow-up, “Why do I have to put my adoption on hold?” Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: “What is a “special need?’”

When I talk with families about the individual needs (or “special needs”) a child may have, I’m often asked a few recurring questions: “What is a ‘special need?’” “What do you consider ‘minor?’” “What can my family handle?” Children’s needs … Continue reading

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