Tag Archives: Adopting Older Children

Limitless Potential

Over 110,000 children in U.S. foster care are waiting for adoption. They are waiting for someone to see their limitless potential, and say yes to their need. Continue reading

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Shining a Light on Adoption: “The Capacity for Love”

Saturday, November, 19 is National Adoption Day. It’s a day that shines a light on adoption, celebrates the children and teens who now have a permanent family, and raises awareness for the children in state foster care across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Me

He was standing there, just as we entered the room. This was a second orphanage for our visit, and we were excited to deliver gifts on behalf of a WACAP family to their soon-to-be daughter. He stood vigilant, though, hands … Continue reading

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Love Knows No Borders

As I write this, I am exhausted from a busy August day in China, getting to know new friends in Huaihua City in the Hunan province. There are three of us on this trip: myself, WACAP’s China Program Director Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Seeing Children in Foster Care Through a Different Lens

Bryan likes remote controlled gadgets: cars, boats, planes. When WACAP met him recently to film his video segment for our “A Family for Me” program, the meeting place was easily determined: a park, with a pond, and an RC boat. … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot

In April, WACAP’s five-person staff and volunteer team traveled to China, where they visited partner orphanages and learned how to be the best advocate they could for each child. While at one orphanage, they met this young girl and captured a … 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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A Home for the Holidays

One Hour of Television That’s Worth It Every holiday season, the Dave Thomas Foundation and CBS air a heartwarming special, “A Home for the Holidays,” sharing life-changing stories of children and families joined by adoption. You need to watch this … Continue reading

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What does China’s New Child Policy mean for Intercountry Adoption?

WACAP’s China Adoption Supervisor and Hague Compliance Manager, Elizabeth Rose, discusses this week’s news from China: Perhaps you’ve heard about China’s recent decision to end their “one-child policy?” It has been an interesting topic of discussion in our offices this … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales and Happily Ever After

Recently, I had a fascinating conversation with an individual who was asking all sorts of adoption-related questions. Wonderful questions. Questions that make my heart sing because they speak to a curiosity and openness to learn about children who wait for … Continue reading

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