Tag Archives: Foster Children

Be Inspired: For the Children in Foster Care Who Need Advocates Every Day

The choices we make can change the path of a child in foster care—children who deserve love and stability in their tomorrow, and who need advocates today. Find out what motivates two US Kids staff in their work with children and families. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Amazed By Foster Kids and Families

Find out what inspires WACAP’s staff member Denise Russell as she helps children in foster care tell their stories and find the permanency they need. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Share Their Stories

“[A] smart, brave, funny, sassy little girl changed my life,” says Megan Malinoski, US Kids Program Director … Like Megan, you’ll be inspired by the story. Continue reading

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Family Finds Unexpected Gift in Open Adoption

WACAP family shares foster-to-adoption story and the unexpected joy they’ve found in their open adoption. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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