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China…A Return to the Finding Place

The crowd followed us to our van, where they peeked in to catch a glimpse of the foreigners. Continue reading

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Expectations: How I Messed Up Everything

At my home this holiday season, we are lucky to be enjoying an extended visit by my daughter and two-year-old granddaughter. It’s great and messy and fun…and exhausting. Parenthood isn’t wasted on the young. As we put up Christmas decorations, … Continue reading

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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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Tell a Story, Change a Story.

I’m often asked about the specifics of how adoption has changed over the years. Like most questions about adoption, the answer begins with a qualifier, “It’s complicated.” At the end of the answer, we’re left with the reality of children … Continue reading

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The Heart of Every Orphanage

This week, WACAP’s travels in China continued. China Case Manager Lindsey Gilbert shares her thoughts about those who care for children as they wait. At the heart of every orphanage are the nannies, the people caring day and night for … Continue reading

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Out of the Box

We have this concept, in the adoption world, called a “child profile,” which describes what a family is willing to consider when looking to adopt a child, such as age-range or health-related needs. It’s a useful concept. Like many aspects … Continue reading

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Adoption From Foster Care

Of more than 400,000 children in the United States foster care system, there are 108,000 children who are waiting to be adopted.1  Read that once more and let it sink in. 108,000. This is fact, and it is unacceptable. It … Continue reading

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In Our Hearts and On Our Minds

We have reached the end of our trip. Korea and Thailand have welcomed us, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know those with whom WACAP works in each country to achieve permanency for children. Today, we met with officials … Continue reading

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Happy National Adoption Day!

Here at WACAP, we’re committed to finding that 1%, and making our vision of  A Family For Every Child a reality. Happy National Adoption Day to you and your family, from all of us at WACAP.  

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“Moments Like These” – Meet WACAP’s India Adoption Manager

Hear from Priyanka Joshi, manager of WACAP’s India adoption program, as she talks about her recent experience in an Indian orphanage and gives a window into why her every day work at WACAP couldn’t be more inspiring … During my … Continue reading

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