Category Archives: Waiting Children

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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Be Inspired: For the Children in Foster Care Who Need Advocates Every Day

The choices we make can change the path of a child in foster care—children who deserve love and stability in their tomorrow, and who need advocates today. Find out what motivates two US Kids staff in their work with children and families. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Amazed By Foster Kids and Families

Find out what inspires WACAP’s staff member Denise Russell as she helps children in foster care tell their stories and find the permanency they need. 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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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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Changes in the Thailand Adoption Program: More Families for More Kids

The face-to-face conversations we’re having with our Thailand adoption partners are helping more children find the adoptive families they need. Continue reading

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Happy Heart’s Day! —  India Adoption, the Children, and a Heart Connection

A Valentine’s Day post about adopting from India … and focused on the heart. Continue reading

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Happy Heart’s Day! —  India Adoption, the Children, and a Heart Connection

A Valentine’s Day post about adopting from India … and focused on the heart. Continue reading

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