Tag Archives: Advocacy

What’s changed with India?

Children who Need Families in India Raising awareness about the growing need for families interested in adopting a child from India may seem a little unusual. For the millions of Indian children growing up without parents—or whose childhoods passed in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “What You Should Know About the Federal Adoption Tax Credit”

Kelly Ellison, adoptive mom and founder of Your Adoption Finance Coach, shares some key takeaways from her recent webinar on the Federal Adoption Tax Credit. WACAP is committed to building strong families; partnering with Your Adoption Finance Coach, we offer … 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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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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­National Foster Care Month: “Willing to Open Their Hearts”

The month of May is designated National Foster Care Month. As WACAP focuses on finding permanency for every child growing up without a family, we appreciate the many people in our communities who are committed to creating that opportunity for … 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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How We Work: The Every Child Fund

Recently you may have heard us mention that 92% of the children we served last year had a specific need related to being older than 5 years, having medical or developmental diagnoses, having a history of abuse/neglect, or having siblings. Without … Continue reading

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If Not Us, Then Who?

Visiting orphanages must be the highlight of any of my international trips, and I certainly enjoyed today’s trip to meet some teenagers in Vratsa, Bulgaria. Meeting youth in each country, and discovering their unique humanity, inspires me. On the other … Continue reading

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