Tag Archives: Korea

A Letter to Family Camp and the Community that Makes It Happen

A thank you from WACAP to the volunteers and many others who contribute to make WACAP Family Camp in Sun Lakes a beloved tradition. 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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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

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Is There a Child Waiting for You?: WACAP’s Partner Countries at a Glance

Is there a child waiting for you? Do you have questions about adoption, or about the children waiting for families? Continue reading

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In Korea, Domestic and International Adoption Live Side by Side

By Mary Moo, WACAP Vice President of Adoptions Several years ago the Korean government made a difficult decision and upended the adoption procedure that had been in place for roughly half a century.  It was a bold change and one … Continue reading

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Do Just One Thing

Today was filled with kids! We met several of Korea’s children currently benefiting from the work Holt Korea does. When You Meet the Children … Meeting the children makes everything real for me. When there is a flesh-and-blood person reaching … Continue reading

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60 Years of Finding Families for Children: An International Conference in Seoul, Korea

I heard too many inspiring things today, and my mind can barely take it in. In celebration of 60 years of work, Holt Korea gathered some of the best minds in intercountry adoption and child welfare. As an added bonus, … Continue reading

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A Message from Korea, A Question for You

This week, I’m blogging from Seoul. And I have a question for you: What does family preservation work have to do with adoption? To answer, let me tell you about my trip. Why I’m in Seoul … WACAP’s Vice President of … Continue reading

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Embracing a Culture

By Beth Kido, WACAP Korea Program Manager As part of my job, I have the privilege of talking with parents who’ve adopted from Korea in years past, and hearing their stories about the day they welcomed home their infant son … Continue reading

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With the New Year

Nearly 200 children will be ringing in (or waking up to) a new year with their families for the very first time.   Adopted from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Washington state foster care, these kids are no longer waiting for … Continue reading

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