Tag Archives: Travel

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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Adoption FAQ: “How does WACAP decide where to work?”

How does WACAP determine which countries to work with … and what’s involved in partnering with a new country on international adoption? This is a question that I often hear as I talk with families who want to learn more … Continue reading

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Immigration, Adoption and Citizenship

This is not a political blog post. It is a blog post, however, that arrives in the midst of a political storm. I hope you will hear the intent. The immigration debate is far from over. Emotions are high, and … Continue reading

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Reality, Not Romance

Last fall I met a young man adopted internationally. He had been home for one year, and I was taken by his maturity and language development. He is a young teenager, and I was getting to know him a bit … Continue reading

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Sharing our Knowledge, Engaging our Partners

“How does WACAP promote positive outcomes for children placed in adoptive families?” This question was proposed to WACAP by China’s Center for Child Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) earlier this fall. More specifically, they wanted to know how to evaluate children … Continue reading

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A Tenacity of Spirit: WACAP Staff Share About Recent Visit to Haiti

Below, WACAP’s Vice President of Adoptions Mary Moo and Haiti Program Manager Maya Andreic share about their visit to Haiti in November. Traveling after Hurricane Matthew, they discuss why processes in Haiti (including adoption) and recuperation efforts overall can take longer than many expect, especially … Continue reading

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Across Continents, The Threads That Connect Us

The more I explore the world, the more I realize how small it is. We are countries and cultures full of people pursuing the very same things: enrichment through productive work, meaning through spirituality, and connection through relationships. Though unique … Continue reading

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Tell a Story, Change a Story.

I’m often asked about the specifics of how adoption has changed over the years. Like most questions about adoption, the answer begins with a qualifier, “It’s complicated.” At the end of the answer, we’re left with the reality of children … Continue reading

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