Tag Archives: Foster Adoption

In His Dancing Shoes: A Senior Prom Snapshot and Armando’s Story

WACAP Success Story about Armando, the people who were part of his story, and the family who always encourages him to dance. Continue reading

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Foster Care Month Marks WACAP Milestone: 150 Kids’ Video-Stories Shared

Just prior to National Foster Care Month (May), WACAP introduced the 150th child on “A Family for Me”— a video feature where children in foster care get to showcase who they are and talk about the family they envision. To As of May 2017, nearly 90 children who’ve participated in “A Family for Me” have found families. Continue reading

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It Takes a Little Time

I’ve heard them time and again. Questions about adoption can often come across as riddles, often leading to even more questions. Most often, I find that my answer invariably begins with the phrase, “It depends.” This question, however, has a … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago and Today, “Giving Tuesday”

40 years ago a group of adoptive families began meeting in living rooms and around kitchen tables. They traded stories, offered support to one another, and talked about what could be done to help the children who continued to wait … Continue reading

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Shining a Light on Adoption: “The Capacity for Love”

Saturday, November, 19 is National Adoption Day. It’s a day that shines a light on adoption, celebrates the children and teens who now have a permanent family, and raises awareness for the children in state foster care across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Whichever One Fits …

Earlier this year, I came across this image, which was sent as a holiday card from one family as a unique adoption announcement. Although the new year has passed, this image, which went viral in January, is one that has … Continue reading

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What’s stopping you?

Jo Reed, manager of WACAP’s Family Finders, talks about how WACAP is bringing hope to children who are waiting — and one of the ways we’re reducing barriers, like cost, to help bring families together. Every day, I come to … Continue reading

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Coming Back to Compassion

Foster care licensor Kate Leigh works with US Kids, a WACAP program helping families across the U.S. adopt children from state foster care. Here, Kate offers a unique look into what’s on the other side of the paperwork and process … … Continue reading

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“What Is the Best Question to Ask a Child?”

Read one WACAP staff member’s story of what it means to ask herself this question every day … and what it means to a child waiting for a family to hear the answer. As WACAP’s “A Family for Me” program … Continue reading

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Candles, Cupcakes, Trampolines–A Thank You to our Community

Since 2005, WACAP’s award-winning “A Family for Me” program has found families for more than 200 children in U.S. foster care who were waiting for families. “A Family for Me” provides personalized family recruitment services for children who need families. … Continue reading

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