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Thankful

We are thankful this year

… for each of you, for WACAP parents who say yes to children, and for the families we create every day.
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Why the Adoption Tax Credit Needs You, Too

Here’s what you can do to remind your members of Congress about how vital the adoption tax credit is for children and families. 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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WACAP Haiti Program Manager shares concerns of Partner Orphanage and Communities as Hurricane Irma Hits

Podcast with WACAP Haiti Program Manager Maya Andreic “We are preparing for the hurricane, but are very concerned about all the people who don’t even know it’s coming, and if they do know, there’s nothing they can do to keep … Continue reading

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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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