Tag Archives: Trauma History

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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What About the Children? Borders, Separations and Beyond

We know that any separation from family is a traumatic event for children. Continue reading

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What’s It Like to Adopt From South Korea? A Family’s Perspective

Kevin and Jo are no strangers to long processes and tough choices. They researched more than 20 adoption agencies before they chose WACAP and decided to adopt from Korea. Last spring, they welcomed 2-year-old Kirby home. If you’re considering adoption from Korea, Kevin … 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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“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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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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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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Shared by Adoptive Families: Collected Advice and Lessons Learned

Collected advice and encouragement from adoptive families, who share takeaways from their journeys. 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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