Category Archives: Support Services

“Our Adopted Child Won’t Bond With Both of Us”: 8 Tips to Support Attachment

“For those who’ve adopted as a couple, it is very common for a child to prefer one parent over the other for a while,” says WACAP social worker Zia Freeman in response to a parent’s concern. Continue reading

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Transitions: Why are they hard, and what can we do?

Why are transitions hard for our adopted children, and what can we as parents do to help? Continue reading

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WACAP Now: December Spotlights

Did you catch the WACAP Now December spotlights? There’s still time before the New Year! Continue reading

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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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