Tag Archives: China

China: Return to the Finding Place, Part III

Thirteen-year-old Anna, adopted from China as a child, shares about her family’s recent trip to her birth country, including a visit to a local orphanage and to the place she was found as a young child. Between Anna’s recollections of … Continue reading

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China: Return to the Finding Place, Part II

A Continued Story by WACAP Adoptive Parent Laura Templeton. Reflection on China: A Return to the Finding Place Continue reading

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China…A Return to the Finding Place

The crowd followed us to our van, where they peeked in to catch a glimpse of the foreigners. Continue reading

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One Mom Shares: “Building a Nest: Older Child Adoption”

WACAP parents Kristi and Alexander adopted their son, 7-year-old son Henry, in February. Here, Kristi shares about the experience of adopting an older child: what’s different, what’s familiar, and what’s amazing as their family of six grows closer. Continue reading

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For Children in Taiwan …

WACAP Adoption Program Manager Mei-Na Tien recently traveled to Taiwan, her home, where she celebrates the Lunar New Year with her family and friends each year. During her visit, Mei-Na also arranged to spend a day with a Taiwanese agency … 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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And What a Difference We Can Make

Another child captured the hearts of WACAP staff last month in China, when they visited his orphanage. Thinking he might be overlooked, the 8-year-old shared through tears that he was afraid he’d never have a family: a fear or reality no child … 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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Welcome Home, Maya Lin!

It’s a summer of firsts for two-year-old Maya Lin, who was adopted through WACAP last month. Maya Lin’s mom describes her as “adventurous, independent and smart” and is enjoying watching her get to know her older sister Riley, who was also adopted … Continue reading

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