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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

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Saturday Snapshot: “I Share My Story”

Graphic and quote from Katelyn, WACAP adoptee from Russia, who believes that every child deserves to know the story of a family’s love.
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Band Led by WACAP Adoptee Pledges Proceeds of Heartfelt Single

WACAP adoptee from Colombia, Aaron Lindstrom, and his band “Lindstrom and the Limit” have released a passionate new single, “Up Up and Away,” and have announced they’re donating proceeds from the song to WACAP. Aaron’s recent experience meeting his birth … Continue reading

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“Adoption is a ‘second birth'”

Daniel was born in China in 1996, and was nearly 6 years old when his parents, Pam and Thomas, adopted him through WACAP. Now 20 years old, Daniel looks back at where his story began. Although his journey has not … Continue reading

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A Question Many Wonder, But That Few Ask

Why on earth does an adoption agency need donations? I am rarely asked that question, but surely many people wonder. Adoption is expensive, and surely those funds are enough to support WACAP‘s work. Don’t they? Fees paid by families go … Continue reading

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Congrats, Class of 2016!

One of our biggest perks this time of year is receiving graduation announcements from WACAP adoptive families. We first got to know these children through tiny referral photos and translated documents, so seeing them becoming adults and moving on to … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Adopted Persons

Recently, I was privileged to moderate WACAP’s panel discussion: “Growing Up Adopted.” Seven adopted persons of multiple ages and backgrounds shared their experiences with those of us in attendance. They represented many unique perspectives and were brave storytellers. I walked … Continue reading

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Lifelong Support After Adoption

Just recently, I spent some time on the phone with a man who had been adopted through WACAP over 30 years ago. Prior to being adopted by a WACAP family, his initial adoption had been dissolved and he’d spent some … Continue reading

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