Tag Archives: Korea

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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An Update from WACAP’s Korea Program

Hi! I’m Beth Kido, the Korea Program Manager. After working in WACAP’s China program, I took over the Korea program in September, following a previous year with a great deal of change in Korea adoptions. In recent years, the Korean … Continue reading

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Home at Last!

Two year old Libby is home from Korea! Because her adoption was the first one this year completed under Korea’s new adoption procedures, her mom and dad had to hold on through some unexpected delays. They know now though, that … Continue reading

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Then and Now: WACAP’s Tami Mason

This month marked a special anniversary for one WACAP staff member. Ethiopia Program Assistant Tami Mason celebrated her own adoption day — the anniversary of the day she joined her family. Tami was born in Korea and adopted through WACAP … Continue reading

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“Just Like Dad” Photos for Father’s Day

Whether it’s a dad, grandpa, an uncle or friend … father figures are pretty special. They make us laugh, inspire us and give us someone to look up to. This photo collection, featuring members of the WACAP family, is a celebration … Continue reading

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