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“There in front of us”: One Family’s Thailand Adoption Story

Adoptive parents Nicole and Derek share about adopting from Thailand, the joy their daughter Chaya has brought to their family, and what helps them through the tough times. Continue reading

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GiveBIG for Children on May 10!

Join us for this one-day online celebration of philanthropy, sponsored by the Seattle Foundation on May 10, 2017. Continue reading

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What’s changed with India?

Children who Need Families in India Raising awareness about the growing need for families interested in adopting a child from India may seem a little unusual. For the millions of Indian children growing up without parents—or whose childhoods passed in … Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: “How does WACAP decide where to work?”

How does WACAP determine which countries to work with … and what’s involved in partnering with a new country on international adoption? This is a question that I often hear as I talk with families who want to learn more … 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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A Tenacity of Spirit: WACAP Staff Share About Recent Visit to Haiti

Below, WACAP’s Vice President of Adoptions Mary Moo and Haiti Program Manager Maya Andreic share about their visit to Haiti in November. Traveling after Hurricane Matthew, they discuss why processes in Haiti (including adoption) and recuperation efforts overall can take longer than many expect, especially … Continue reading

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And What a Difference We Can Make

Another child captured the hearts of WACAP staff last month in China, when they visited his orphanage. Thinking he might be overlooked, the 8-year-old shared through tears that he was afraid he’d never have a family: a fear or reality no child … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Me

He was standing there, just as we entered the room. This was a second orphanage for our visit, and we were excited to deliver gifts on behalf of a WACAP family to their soon-to-be daughter. He stood vigilant, though, hands … Continue reading

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Love Knows No Borders

As I write this, I am exhausted from a busy August day in China, getting to know new friends in Huaihua City in the Hunan province. There are three of us on this trip: myself, WACAP’s China Program Director Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Let It Go

Think for a minute about children from hard places: institutions, the foster care system, orphanages, and abuse or neglect histories. At best, the family into which they were born cannot care for them. At worst, those are the very ones … Continue reading

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