Tag Archives: Adoptee

Integrity Matters

WACAP CEO shares heartfelt response to recent news CNN report. Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, From the CEO, International Adoption | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Changing Perspectives: Moving Toward Positive Engagement Models With Children

How could we possibly expect positive responses from children while utilizing what are effectively punitive approaches? Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Foster Care, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Camp Connections

Year after year, parents and their kids tell us why WACAP Family Camp is important to them. Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Events, Volunteerism | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part II

“I did not want to share my true feelings. But here they are now, trying to help me,” Emily writes, in Part II of her essay on growing up adopted, race, identity, and belonging. Continue reading

Posted in Adoptees' Perspectives, Adoption FAQ, Advice, International Adoption, Reflections, Travel, WACAP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part I

“I sit here in tears trying to piece together what to say and how to say it,” WACAP adoptee Emily begins. Continue reading

Posted in Adoptees' Perspectives, Adoption FAQ, International Adoption, Reflections, WACAP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Two Adoptees’ Stories: Two Perspectives on Growing Up Adopted

Both impacted by adoption, Katelyn, adopted from Russia, and Jacob, adopted from Colombia, each have unique stories to tell about growing up adopted. Each was profoundly changed by family, and both carry powerful feelings that continue to shape who they are.

Thank you to Katelyn and Jacob for sharing about their journeys, the families who shaped their paths, and what they’d like others to know. Continue reading

Posted in Adoptees' Perspectives, Adoption, Adoption FAQ, International Adoption, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adoption FAQ: “What is a “special need?’”

When I talk with families about the individual needs (or “special needs”) a child may have, I’m often asked a few recurring questions: “What is a ‘special need?’” “What do you consider ‘minor?’” “What can my family handle?” Children’s needs … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Q/A: An Adoptee’s Perspective: “How do I feel about ‘adoption day?’”

Adoption Day. “Gotcha Day.” i Homecoming. It’s a day that many adoptive parents and their children celebrate the day they became a family. And as one WACAP adoptee shares here, it’s also a day that can bring more to the … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption FAQ, International Adoption, Reflections, Volunteerism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Immigration, Adoption and Citizenship

This is not a political blog post. It is a blog post, however, that arrives in the midst of a political storm. I hope you will hear the intent. The immigration debate is far from over. Emotions are high, and … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments