Tag Archives: Permanency

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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Be Inspired: For the Children in Foster Care Who Need Advocates Every Day

The choices we make can change the path of a child in foster care—children who deserve love and stability in their tomorrow, and who need advocates today. Find out what motivates two US Kids staff in their work with children and families. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Amazed By Foster Kids and Families

Find out what inspires WACAP’s staff member Denise Russell as she helps children in foster care tell their stories and find the permanency they need. Continue reading

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Be Inspired: US Kids Staff Share Their Stories

“[A] smart, brave, funny, sassy little girl changed my life,” says Megan Malinoski, US Kids Program Director … Like Megan, you’ll be inspired by the story. 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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Limitless Potential

Over 110,000 children in U.S. foster care are waiting for adoption. They are waiting for someone to see their limitless potential, and say yes to their need. Continue reading

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Foster Care Month Marks WACAP Milestone: 150 Kids’ Video-Stories Shared

Just prior to National Foster Care Month (May), WACAP introduced the 150th child on “A Family for Me”— a video feature where children in foster care get to showcase who they are and talk about the family they envision. To As of May 2017, nearly 90 children who’ve participated in “A Family for Me” have found families. Continue reading

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Adopting from Thailand

When considering various options for adoption, families sometimes overlook smaller or lesser known programs, such as WACAP’s terrific Thailand program. Thailand is known as “The Land of Smiles,” and it only takes walking around for a day to understand why. … 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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Shining a Light on Adoption: “The Capacity for Love”

Saturday, November, 19 is National Adoption Day. It’s a day that shines a light on adoption, celebrates the children and teens who now have a permanent family, and raises awareness for the children in state foster care across the U.S. … Continue reading

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