Tag Archives: Foster Care

An Unexpected Lesson on Family: Before and After a Trip to Korea

What this WACAP mom and staff member learns after a family vacation, an emergency visit home, and a trip to Korea to meet the children. Continue reading

Posted in Adoptive Parents' Perspectives, International Adoption, Staff/Board Spotlight, Travel, Waiting Children | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s It Like to Adopt From South Korea? A Family’s Perspective

Kevin and Jo are no strangers to long processes and tough choices. They researched more than 20 adoption agencies before they chose WACAP and decided to adopt from Korea. Last spring, they welcomed 2-year-old Kirby home. If you’re considering adoption from Korea, Kevin … Continue reading

Posted in Adoptive Parents' Perspectives, Images of Family, International Adoption | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

18 Adoption Movies to Add to Your “Must Watch” Movie List

Adoption and foster care related movies you can add to your watch and discussion list! Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Advice, Celebrations, Foster Care, Videos, WACAP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Transitions: Why are they hard, and what can we do?

Why are transitions hard for our adopted children, and what can we as parents do to help? Continue reading

Posted in Adoption FAQ, Advice, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Virtual Art Walk With Kids Who’ve Inspired Us  

On January 31, many people celebrate “National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day” … and we’re inspired. Join us for an art walk with a few kids we’ve met through “A Family for Me.” Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Adoption Washington, Art and Creativity, Celebrations, Creative Endeavors, Foster Care, Videos, Waiting Children | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Race for Home”: WACAP Family-Friendly 5K Fun Run This May

Join WACAP this spring for a family-friendly 5K fun run. Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Events, International Adoption, Philanthropy, Quote, WACAP, Waiting Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eight Things To Do While You’re Waiting

WACAP families, parents and staff share their advice with on how to manage the wait during the holidays. Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Advice, Support Services, WACAP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Family for Me – Little Miracles in Each Video, For Children in Foster Care

WACAP’s “A Family for Me” staff shares about the behind-the-scenes magic of seeing children’s stories take shape, and then touch the hearts of the families that become theirs. Continue reading

Posted in Adoptees' Perspectives, Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Adoption Washington, Collaboration, Domestic Adoption, Foster Care, Reflections, Staff/Board Spotlight, Waiting Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Leave and Adoption: The Law, Your Employer, and What You Need to Know

Adoption attorney and adoptive parent Janna Annest answers questions about FMLA, adoption, employee benefits, and your rights. Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption FAQ, Advice, Support Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Becoming a Father — On Becoming a Grownup

“I have been a parent for twenty years,” Greg Eubanks, WACAP’s CEO reflects, adding, “There is a joy to fatherhood that I’m only recently discovering.” In this post, he explains why that is … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Adoption, Foster Care, From the CEO, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment