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Six Things to Know This Fall About Adopting from China

WACAP staff share about why this fall is a good time to consider adoption from China, and about the children who need a families’ love, no matter the season. Continue reading

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“Heroes Need Not Apply”: A Parent on Special Needs, Adoption, and Her Son

With adoption long on Erin and Joel’s hearts, the path to adopting their son Carsen began with questions and then paperwork. But one particular form, Erin recalls—a check list of special needs—“turned their world on its axis.” Continue reading

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Adopting From India: The Face Behind the Lists

WACAP’s Family Finders Manager Jo Reed shares about adopting her daughter and answers families’ questions about “why they should consider adoption from India, and why now?” Continue reading

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Adopting From China: About the Children, Next Steps for Families

“The need is greater than ever for families to adopt from China” says WACAP Case Manager Lindsey Gilbert. Find out why, and what families need to know about their homestudy! 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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Adopting From India: Q&A With Family Finders

Here, WACAP’s Family Finders Manager Jo Reed talks about adopting from India, the children, and getting help with the process. Continue reading

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“Go Out Beyond Your Wildest Imagination”: Homecoming and Adoption from Haiti

An inspiring story about two children Haiti, and the shared friendships that led each to a family’s love. 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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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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