Tag Archives: Parenting

“Bear With You”: Learning About Trust-Based, Relational Parenting

“When I was a young parent, I thought I knew it all,” writes WACAP’s CEO Greg Eubanks. Here’s a look at what he wishes he’d known then, and what he knows today. Continue reading

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The Financial Part of Planning for Your Adoption: The Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Finance Coach Kelly Ellison answers questions about the adoption tax credit, and shares resources and tips. Continue reading

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A Family for Me – Little Miracles in Each Video, For Children in Foster Care

WACAP’s “A Family for Me” staff shares about the behind-the-scenes magic of seeing children’s stories take shape, and then touch the hearts of the families that become theirs. Continue reading

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WACAP Now: October Spotlights

Did you catch the WACAP Now October spotlights — (Changing Seasons, Changing Perspectives) Continue reading

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Changing Perspectives: Moving Toward Positive Engagement Models With Children

How could we possibly expect positive responses from children while utilizing what are effectively punitive approaches? Continue reading

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Family Leave and Adoption: The Law, Your Employer, and What You Need to Know

Adoption attorney and adoptive parent Janna Annest answers questions about FMLA, adoption, employee benefits, and your rights. Continue reading

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“As a Family: Learning to Love”: One Mom on Adopting From Taiwan

A WACAP mom writes about the special meaning of the words, “It’s time” for families “blessed by adoption.” Continue reading

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Shared by Adoptive Families: Collected Advice and Lessons Learned

Collected advice and encouragement from adoptive families, who share takeaways from their journeys. Continue reading

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“Ever After”: Adoption Success Stories Through Another Lens

“The really good part of adoption is not when a family is found. No, the sweetest spot in adoption only appears when everything falls apart, and everyone stays.” Continue reading

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One Mom Shares: “Building a Nest: Older Child Adoption”

WACAP parents Kristi and Alexander adopted their son, 7-year-old son Henry, in February. Here, Kristi shares about the experience of adopting an older child: what’s different, what’s familiar, and what’s amazing as their family of six grows closer. Continue reading

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