Category Archives: Travel

“There in front of us”: One Family’s Thailand Adoption Story

Adoptive parents Nicole and Derek share about adopting from Thailand, the joy their daughter Chaya has brought to their family, and what helps them through the tough times. Continue reading

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For Children in Taiwan …

WACAP Adoption Program Manager Mei-Na Tien recently traveled to Taiwan, her home, where she celebrates the Lunar New Year with her family and friends each year. During her visit, Mei-Na also arranged to spend a day with a Taiwanese agency … Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: “How does WACAP decide where to work?”

How does WACAP determine which countries to work with … and what’s involved in partnering with a new country on international adoption? This is a question that I often hear as I talk with families who want to learn more … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

Embarking on our 41st year of bringing children and families together through adoption, we’re looking forward … carried by the community of supporters, staff, adoptive parents and adoptees who comprise WACAP’s history and story.

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Sharing our Knowledge, Engaging our Partners

“How does WACAP promote positive outcomes for children placed in adoptive families?” This question was proposed to WACAP by China’s Center for Child Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) earlier this fall. More specifically, they wanted to know how to evaluate children … Continue reading

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A Tenacity of Spirit: WACAP Staff Share About Recent Visit to Haiti

Below, WACAP’s Vice President of Adoptions Mary Moo and Haiti Program Manager Maya Andreic share about their visit to Haiti in November. Traveling after Hurricane Matthew, they discuss why processes in Haiti (including adoption) and recuperation efforts overall can take longer than many expect, especially … Continue reading

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And What a Difference We Can Make

Another child captured the hearts of WACAP staff last month in China, when they visited his orphanage. Thinking he might be overlooked, the 8-year-old shared through tears that he was afraid he’d never have a family: a fear or reality no child … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Me

He was standing there, just as we entered the room. This was a second orphanage for our visit, and we were excited to deliver gifts on behalf of a WACAP family to their soon-to-be daughter. He stood vigilant, though, hands … Continue reading

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Love Knows No Borders

As I write this, I am exhausted from a busy August day in China, getting to know new friends in Huaihua City in the Hunan province. There are three of us on this trip: myself, WACAP’s China Program Director Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Across Continents, The Threads That Connect Us

The more I explore the world, the more I realize how small it is. We are countries and cultures full of people pursuing the very same things: enrichment through productive work, meaning through spirituality, and connection through relationships. Though unique … Continue reading

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