Tag Archives: special needs

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: “What is a “special need?’”

When I talk with families about the individual needs (or “special needs”) a child may have, I’m often asked a few recurring questions: “What is a ‘special need?’” “What do you consider ‘minor?’” “What can my family handle?” Children’s needs … 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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Forty Years Ago and Today, “Giving Tuesday”

40 years ago a group of adoptive families began meeting in living rooms and around kitchen tables. They traded stories, offered support to one another, and talked about what could be done to help the children who continued to wait … Continue reading

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Traveling to India, Why We’ve Come

I, along with WACAP’s India program manager, Priyanka Joshi, have been traveling in India – through New Delhi, Hyderabad and Kerala. These trips always bring so many feelings to the surface. Priyanka and I both miss our families, and as … Continue reading

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What does China’s New Child Policy mean for Intercountry Adoption?

WACAP’s China Adoption Supervisor and Hague Compliance Manager, Elizabeth Rose, discusses this week’s news from China: Perhaps you’ve heard about China’s recent decision to end their “one-child policy?” It has been an interesting topic of discussion in our offices this … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales and Happily Ever After

Recently, I had a fascinating conversation with an individual who was asking all sorts of adoption-related questions. Wonderful questions. Questions that make my heart sing because they speak to a curiosity and openness to learn about children who wait for … Continue reading

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Passion for Finding Families

When I first came to WACAP, I was, I admit, a bit of a doubting Thomas. I had doubts whether we really could find a family for every child. It’s a nice thought, but is it reality? I thought, “Maybe we could find … Continue reading

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Twenty Three

Recently, I was reflecting on an email I’d received in March that continues to stay in my mind. The email profiled the 23 children from one of the countries where we work, who were matched with permanent families through WACAP that month. I … Continue reading

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