Tag Archives: Grief

Five Tips for Grandparents Welcoming Home Foster and Adoptive Grandkids

Here are five reminders for those becoming grandparents through foster care and adoption. Continue reading

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A father shares about the relationship he and his son are working to recreate and important lessons learned. Continue reading

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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

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When Families Say “Help, I Need Somebody”

WACAP CEO Greg Eubanks reflects on his own journey as new adoptive parent, and reminds us that families need support to know they aren’t alone. Continue reading

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“What to Expect, Adoption Style”: One Couple’s Adoption Story

Erin and Joel adopted their son, Carsen, in 2015. Today, he’s a spirited four-year old, and Carsen’s parents can’t imagine their lives without him. Continue reading

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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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Q/A: An Adoptee’s Perspective: “How do I feel about ‘adoption day?’”

Adoption Day. “Gotcha Day.” i Homecoming. It’s a day that many adoptive parents and their children celebrate the day they became a family. And as one WACAP adoptee shares here, it’s also a day that can bring more to the … 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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