Category Archives: Support Services

Eight Things To Do While You’re Waiting

WACAP families, parents and staff share their advice with on how to manage the wait during the holidays. Continue reading

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The Financial Part of Planning for Your Adoption: The Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Finance Coach Kelly Ellison answers questions about the adoption tax credit, and shares resources and tips. 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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Family Leave and Adoption: The Law, Your Employer, and What You Need to Know

Adoption attorney and adoptive parent Janna Annest answers questions about FMLA, adoption, employee benefits, and your rights. Continue reading

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Adoption Benefits and Supports: Being Informed and Asking Questions

WACAP responds to some questions from families about adoption benefits and financial support. Continue reading

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Back-to-School: “What Teachers Should Know About Adoption”

Teachers are the second largest group influencing children’s development. Here’s a resource for them about kids, adoption, and what they should know. Continue reading

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Shared by Adoptive Families: Collected Advice and Lessons Learned

Collected advice and encouragement from adoptive families, who share takeaways from their journeys. 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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