Tag Archives: Relationships

$20 and Four Lessons Learned

A WACAP staff member shares how a surprise sales pitch sails into a chat about philanthropy, which leads to something unexpected … 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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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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“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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Thankful

We are thankful this year

… for each of you, for WACAP parents who say yes to children, and for the families we create every day.
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Integrity Matters

WACAP CEO shares heartfelt response to recent news CNN report. 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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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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Expectations: How I Messed Up Everything

At my home this holiday season, we are lucky to be enjoying an extended visit by my daughter and two-year-old granddaughter. It’s great and messy and fun…and exhausting. Parenthood isn’t wasted on the young. As we put up Christmas decorations, … Continue reading

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