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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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Spring Forward: Looking Ahead to Growing Bonds, Incredible Journeys

It’s time to spring forward!  We’re looking forward to the season ahead, and to the families, connections, and friendships that will continue to grow. You can read about these two young friends from Haiti, and the paths that brought them … Continue reading

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Two Boys Get the Heart Surgery and Family They Urgently Need

“Our little boy was critically ill with a very special and complex heart,” Apollo’s mom recalls … Continue reading

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A Virtual Art Walk With Kids Who’ve Inspired Us  

On January 31, many people celebrate “National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day” … and we’re inspired. Join us for an art walk with a few kids we’ve met through “A Family for Me.” 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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National Adoption Month: Finding Hunter’s Forever Family

Meet John, Hadley and their wonderful kids, who have given Hunter a family and a forever home. Continue reading

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National Adoption Month: “A Family for Me”

Joyce Taylor of King 5 kicks off National Adoption Month and shares highlights of WACAP’s partnership on “A Family for Me.” Continue reading

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Integrity Matters

WACAP CEO shares heartfelt response to recent news CNN report. Continue reading

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WACAP Now: October Spotlights

Did you catch the WACAP Now October spotlights — (Changing Seasons, Changing Perspectives) Continue reading

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China: Return to the Finding Place, Part III

Thirteen-year-old Anna, adopted from China as a child, shares about her family’s recent trip to her birth country, including a visit to a local orphanage and to the place she was found as a young child. Between Anna’s recollections of … Continue reading

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