Tag Archives: Parenting

Transgender Mom of 9 Children: “Most Meaningful Thing She’s Ever Done”

Finding out who we are is the story we’re all writing. It’s that journey of identity and becoming that Kathryn reflects on, as a parent of 9, as a person who’s transgender, and as a mom beloved. Continue reading

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Fathers, Sons, and the War at Home

A father shares about the relationship he and his son are working to recreate and important lessons learned. Continue reading

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Lessons From a Little Boy and His Truck: One Mom’s Pre-Adoption Reflection

An adoptive mom and WACAP supporter reflects on being a newcomer to the adoption process as a single mom-to-be, and lessons learned from a little boy at her first adoption class. Continue reading

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“Our Adopted Child Won’t Bond With Both of Us”: 8 Tips to Support Attachment

“For those who’ve adopted as a couple, it is very common for a child to prefer one parent over the other for a while,” says WACAP social worker Zia Freeman in response to a parent’s concern. Continue reading

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When Families Say “Help, I Need Somebody”

WACAP CEO Greg Eubanks reflects on his own journey as new adoptive parent, and reminds us that families need support to know they aren’t alone. Continue reading

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Loving Your Older Child, Even When the Feeling Is Missing

A WACAP parent’s tips on how to build emotional connections with our children, especially older kids, even when it’s hard to ‘feel the love.’ Continue reading

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Family Finds Unexpected Gift in Open Adoption

WACAP family shares foster-to-adoption story and the unexpected joy they’ve found in their open adoption. Continue reading

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WACAP Celebrates Our Diversity of Families

WACAP is celebrating the diversity and commitment of our families … Continue reading

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“What to Expect, Adoption Style”: One Couple’s Adoption Story

Erin and Joel adopted their son, Carsen, in 2015. Today, he’s a spirited four-year old, and Carsen’s parents can’t imagine their lives without him. Continue reading

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WACAP Now: December Spotlights

Did you catch the WACAP Now December spotlights? There’s still time before the New Year! Continue reading

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