Tag Archives: Transition

Beyond “Naughty or Nice”: What Our Children’s Unwanted Behavior Can Teach Us

“Naughty or nice?” Learn why children’s behavior and the way we talk about it is much more complex … and what we can learn from our kids’ unwanted behavior. Continue reading

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Agents of Change: Painting Pictures from Family Camp

The summertime memories we’ve made with our families follow us into fall. Here’s a reflection from Family Camp that made an indelible mark … Continue reading

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Opportunities Ahead: Back to School Images from WACAP Families

A few back-to-school images shared by members of WACAP’s Board of Directors and WACAP families. Continue reading

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Five Tips for Grandparents Welcoming Home Foster and Adoptive Grandkids

Here are five reminders for those becoming grandparents through foster care and adoption. Continue reading

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Transitions: Why are they hard, and what can we do?

Why are transitions hard for our adopted children, and what can we as parents do to help? 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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WACAP Now: October Spotlights

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

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Back-to-School: “What Teachers Should Know About Adoption”

Teachers are the second largest group influencing children’s development. Here’s a resource for them about kids, adoption, and what they should know. Continue reading

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Strong Families

Last year, when WACAP leadership re-evaluated our mission statement, we decided to take a stand, and declared our intention to offer lifelong support after adoption. Questions were asked, “Do we really mean it?” We do. As we’ve mentioned previously, the … Continue reading

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