Tag Archives: Travel

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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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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The Kids, The Need, The Son I’m Proud Of: What I’d Share With Russia

Lew Bequette, WACAP dad and board member, recalls traveling to Russia to adopt his son:”When they brought Michael to us, he had nothing …” 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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China: Return to the Finding Place, Part II

A Continued Story by WACAP Adoptive Parent Laura Templeton. Reflection on China: A Return to the Finding Place Continue reading

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China…A Return to the Finding Place

The crowd followed us to our van, where they peeked in to catch a glimpse of the foreigners. Continue reading

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In the Foothills of the Austrian Alps: A Resilience Story

We see children challenged by conditions at birth, parents challenged by corporate legal tangles, a family challenged by a season where daily life is hard work. Continue reading

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One Mom Shares: “Building a Nest: Older Child Adoption”

WACAP parents Kristi and Alexander adopted their son, 7-year-old son Henry, in February. Here, Kristi shares about the experience of adopting an older child: what’s different, what’s familiar, and what’s amazing as their family of six grows closer. Continue reading

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“There in front of us”: One Family’s Thailand Adoption Story

Adoptive parents Nicole and Derek share about adopting from Thailand, the joy their daughter Chaya has brought to their family, and what helps them through the tough times. 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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