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Saturday Snapshot: Now More Than Ever …

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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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Bulgaria, Day 1: On My Mind …

It is my privilege this week to be in Bulgaria, learning more about this historic country and its adoption practices. With me is WACAP’s Program Manager for Bulgarian Adoptions Tami Mason, and fellow traveler, WACAP volunteer and adoption advocate Phil Hawley; and our … 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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Of all the places …

This month, Seattle’s International Airport brought WACAP’s Bulgaria adoption program manager, Tami Mason, face-to-face with someone she talks to every week. And the last person she’d expect to be meeting at the airport, if it had been any other day! Rositsa (pictured above) works with WACAP’s partner-agency … 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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Being Thankful

By Tami Mason Lathrop, WACAP Bulgaria Program Manager There are so many things that I am thankful for.  Working in WACAP’s Bulgaria Program, I get to see what goes in to an international adoption, from start to finish.  Within those … Continue reading

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With the New Year

Nearly 200 children will be ringing in (or waking up to) a new year with their families for the very first time.   Adopted from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Washington state foster care, these kids are no longer waiting for … Continue reading

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Before and After Two Trips to Bulgaria

It’s 5,851 miles from Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, to Seattle, Washington, where WACAP’s headquarters lie. WACAP staff have made that two-way trip twice since 2011. The first was to talk with Bulgarian government officials about working together to reach the orphaned … Continue reading

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Sunday Snapshot

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