Category Archives: Welcome Home

One Mom Shares: “Building a Nest: Older Child Adoption”

WACAP parents Kristi and Alexander adopted their son, 7-year-old son Henry, in February. Here, Kristi shares about the experience of adopting an older child: what’s different, what’s familiar, and what’s amazing as their family of six grows closer. Continue reading

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“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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Post-Adoption Success Story

Today, on May 15, we highlight the story of parents Josh and Kelsey and what their adoption and their post-adoption follow-through has meant to so many. Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Maya Lin!

It’s a summer of firsts for two-year-old Maya Lin, who was adopted through WACAP last month. Maya Lin’s mom describes her as “adventurous, independent and smart” and is enjoying watching her get to know her older sister Riley, who was also adopted … Continue reading

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An Update on Adoptions from the DRC

In 2013, WACAP launched our adoption program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  We were off to a great start serving children in need when the Congolese government enacted a suspension on exit permits.  So for children whose adoptions … Continue reading

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Welcoming Our First Child Home From Haiti

Seeing the Need With our vision, “a family for every child,” WACAP has long seen the significant need in Haiti, and the hundreds of thousands of children growing up without certainty or stability, without a family. With the need so … Continue reading

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New Year, New Family

There’s no getting around the fact that adoption, much of the time, is hard. The process is hard. The losses are hard for children and for new families. There is much beauty to be found, though, when you look closely. … Continue reading

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The Power of Family

WACAP believes in the power of family to transform lives. We get to witness this transformation time and time again, as we see children come home to loving families. Mia recently came home to her family, joining her brother Maddox, whom we … Continue reading

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In Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day

Tomorrow , we celebrate the 10th Annual  World Down Syndrome Day — a day of raising awareness and advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome. Knowing that every child has the right to be raised in a … Continue reading

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A Family for Malachi

If you’re a regular viewer of WACAP‘s award winning “A Family for Me” program, you may remember Malachi. Thanks to Joyce Taylor and  King5 television, audiences were charmed by this kind and curious animal lover who needed a family of his … Continue reading

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