Tag Archives: Foster-to-Adopt

Why the Adoption Tax Credit Needs You, Too

Here’s what you can do to remind your members of Congress about how vital the adoption tax credit is for children and families. Continue reading

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The Financial Part of Planning for Your Adoption: The Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Finance Coach Kelly Ellison answers questions about the adoption tax credit, and shares resources and tips. 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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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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Adoption FAQ: “What about the Certificate of Citizenship?”

Adoption FAQ: One family’s experience obtaining their internationally adopted daughter’s certificate of citizenship helps answer their questions […]

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Adoption FAQs: New Year, New Series

Happy New Year! I’m excited to share WACAP’s newest blog series for 2017 – Adoption FAQs. Every few weeks throughout the year, we will be providing answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, sharing adoption program highlights, featuring interviews with our case managers for country-specific questions, and taking your questions for future posts. […]

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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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How We Work: The Fund for US Kids

Ever since WACAP started finding families for kids forty years ago, we’ve been committed to working on behalf of children living in foster care. We’re able to do this work through our Fund for US Kids. Children living in foster … Continue reading

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Adoption From Foster Care

Of more than 400,000 children in the United States foster care system, there are 108,000 children who are waiting to be adopted.1  Read that once more and let it sink in. 108,000. This is fact, and it is unacceptable. It … Continue reading

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