Tag Archives: US Kids

Limitless Potential

Over 110,000 children in U.S. foster care are waiting for adoption. They are waiting for someone to see their limitless potential, and say yes to their need. Continue reading

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Foster Care Month Marks WACAP Milestone: 150 Kids’ Video-Stories Shared

Just prior to National Foster Care Month (May), WACAP introduced the 150th child on “A Family for Me”— a video feature where children in foster care get to showcase who they are and talk about the family they envision. To As of May 2017, nearly 90 children who’ve participated in “A Family for Me” have found families. Continue reading

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It Takes a Little Time

I’ve heard them time and again. Questions about adoption can often come across as riddles, often leading to even more questions. Most often, I find that my answer invariably begins with the phrase, “It depends.” This question, however, has a … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago and Today, “Giving Tuesday”

40 years ago a group of adoptive families began meeting in living rooms and around kitchen tables. They traded stories, offered support to one another, and talked about what could be done to help the children who continued to wait … Continue reading

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How We Work: The Fund for US Kids

Ever since WACAP started finding families for kids forty years ago, we’ve been committed to working on behalf of children living in foster care. We’re able to do this work through our Fund for US Kids. Children living in foster … Continue reading

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Adoption From Foster Care

Of more than 400,000 children in the United States foster care system, there are 108,000 children who are waiting to be adopted.1  Read that once more and let it sink in. 108,000. This is fact, and it is unacceptable. It … Continue reading

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101 Reasons to Say Thank You

Since WACAP teamed up with King 5 Television (Seattle’s NBC affiliate) in 2011, we’ve shared the stories of 101 kids in need of families. We continue to see amazing success as one by one, children are matched with forever families. Thank … Continue reading

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Coming Back to Compassion

Foster care licensor Kate Leigh works with US Kids, a WACAP program helping families across the U.S. adopt children from state foster care. Here, Kate offers a unique look into what’s on the other side of the paperwork and process … … Continue reading

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A Family for Malachi

If you’re a regular viewer of WACAP‘s award winning “A Family for Me” program, you may remember Malachi. Thanks to Joyce Taylor and  King5 television, audiences were charmed by this kind and curious animal lover who needed a family of his … Continue reading

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“What Is the Best Question to Ask a Child?”

Read one WACAP staff member’s story of what it means to ask herself this question every day … and what it means to a child waiting for a family to hear the answer. As WACAP’s “A Family for Me” program … Continue reading

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