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An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part II

“I did not want to share my true feelings. But here they are now, trying to help me,” Emily writes, in Part II of her essay on growing up adopted, race, identity, and belonging. Continue reading

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An Adoptee’s Perspective: “On Race and Identity” – Part I

“I sit here in tears trying to piece together what to say and how to say it,” WACAP adoptee Emily begins. Continue reading

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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…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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In the Foothills of the Austrian Alps: A Resilience Story

We see children challenged by conditions at birth, parents challenged by corporate legal tangles, a family challenged by a season where daily life is hard work. Continue reading

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Today at WACAP: From the Heart

Today in the WACAP lunchroom … I asked my colleague about her day. It was 2 p.m. – a little late for lunch – but it had been a difficult day, a case manager for WACAP’s China team, explained. China had … Continue reading

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“Ever After”: Adoption Success Stories Through Another Lens

“The really good part of adoption is not when a family is found. No, the sweetest spot in adoption only appears when everything falls apart, and everyone stays.” Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: “What if I get pregnant during the adoption process?”

A question that’s asked frequently by those inquiring about adoption has to do with pregnancy. “What happens if I get pregnant during our adoption process?” aspiring parents often ask. Or in follow-up, “Why do I have to put my adoption on hold?” Continue reading

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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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