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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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Two Adoptees’ Stories: Two Perspectives on Growing Up Adopted

Both impacted by adoption, Katelyn, adopted from Russia, and Jacob, adopted from Colombia, each have unique stories to tell about growing up adopted. Each was profoundly changed by family, and both carry powerful feelings that continue to shape who they are.

Thank you to Katelyn and Jacob for sharing about their journeys, the families who shaped their paths, and what they’d like others to know. 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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“Adoption is a ‘second birth'”

Daniel was born in China in 1996, and was nearly 6 years old when his parents, Pam and Thomas, adopted him through WACAP. Now 20 years old, Daniel looks back at where his story began. Although his journey has not … Continue reading

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Adversity and Triumph and Honesty

There is power in story. There is beauty in story. The children I know who come from hard places have incredible, inspiring stories that deserve to be heard. The details of such individual experiences are important for us in the … Continue reading

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Families Who Commit and Their Powerful Stories

Meet WACAP’s new CEO, Greg Eubanks, as he talks about the uniqueness of each adoption story, and the process of writing the wonderful story of family. I’m new to WACAP, but not to the adoption world. The stories never get … Continue reading

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