Category Archives: WACAP

Two Faces of an Adoption Story: Friends Become Brothers and Find Home

These two boys stuck together in their orphanage, finding a common bond in the significant facial differences they each had. Today, they’re brothers with a family. Continue reading

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“Heroes Need Not Apply”: A Parent on Special Needs, Adoption, and Her Son

With adoption long on Erin and Joel’s hearts, the path to adopting their son Carsen began with questions and then paperwork. But one particular form, Erin recalls—a check list of special needs—“turned their world on its axis.” Continue reading

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Fathers, Sons, and the War at Home

A father shares about the relationship he and his son are working to recreate and important lessons learned. Continue reading

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Two Special Hearts: A Brother’s Day Story

Ask Apollo what he loves most about Magnus, and there’s no hesitation: “I love that we both have special hearts. I love Magnus because he’s my brother.” Continue reading

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Adopting From China: About the Children, Next Steps for Families

“The need is greater than ever for families to adopt from China” says WACAP Case Manager Lindsey Gilbert. Find out why, and what families need to know about their homestudy! Continue reading

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“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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Welcome Home to Abel, Two Months Home

Welcome home to 2 and 1/2-year-old Abel! Continue reading

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Federal Adoption Policy Changes, A Call to Courage

Amid federal policy changes impacting adoption, a WACAP adoptive mom and case manager reminds us what waiting children need … Continue reading

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Family Finds Unexpected Gift in Open Adoption

WACAP family shares foster-to-adoption story and the unexpected joy they’ve found in their open adoption. Continue reading

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Spring Forward: Looking Ahead to Growing Bonds, Incredible Journeys

It’s time to spring forward!  We’re looking forward to the season ahead, and to the families, connections, and friendships that will continue to grow. You can read about these two young friends from Haiti, and the paths that brought them … Continue reading

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