Tag Archives: Volunteer

“Race for Home”: WACAP Family-Friendly 5K Fun Run This May

Join WACAP this spring for a family-friendly 5K fun run. 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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Save the Date for a Fun and Inspiring Event!

WACAP Invites you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala Children’s Hope Auction. Share in our event experience as you celebrate 40 years of success and stories! Join us at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue, located in downtown Bellevue, on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Love Knows No Borders

As I write this, I am exhausted from a busy August day in China, getting to know new friends in Huaihua City in the Hunan province. There are three of us on this trip: myself, WACAP’s China Program Director Elizabeth … 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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Worth Every Step: Hannah’s Story

Meet Hannah, one of WACAP’s wonderful volunteers, as she shares about her family’s journey. Closing with the story of her father who, years ago, trekked 14 miles in Nepal to obtain the photocopies needed for her siblings’ adoption, she has … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot

In April, WACAP’s five-person staff and volunteer team traveled to China, where they visited partner orphanages and learned how to be the best advocate they could for each child. While at one orphanage, they met this young girl and captured a … Continue reading

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WACAP Staff and Volunteers Visit China This April

WACAP’s staff/volunteer team travels to China April 2016 to meet with orphanage officials, offer requested training to caregivers, and make a difference for children waiting for advocates who’ll help them find their adoptive families. Continue reading

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If Not Us, Then Who?

Visiting orphanages must be the highlight of any of my international trips, and I certainly enjoyed today’s trip to meet some teenagers in Vratsa, Bulgaria. Meeting youth in each country, and discovering their unique humanity, inspires me. On the other … Continue reading

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Reflections from Thailand

“Can you find this child a home?” I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the feeling of being asked that question. It’s an eerie combination of awe, that someone is making such an intimate request, and pride, in the … Continue reading

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