Once your home study has been approved, WACAP encourages all families to continue
their training by attending additional webinars, in-person classes, or support groups
prior to being placed with their child.
These classes can focus on adoptive parenting, or parenting in general. They do
not have to be a certain number of hours and only one parent needs to take each
class (although we encourage both parents to participate). The classes and webinars
can be found through WACAP’s website, your home study agency, online, or in
your community. Some recommended web sites besides WACAP include
www.fosterparents.com, https://adoptiontrainingonline.com/courses/, and http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/.
The list below is a schedule of the classes offered at our Seattle office.
Most classes are free. They're held at our Renton office (315 S 2nd St, 98057),
except as noted. Pre-registration is required.
For those families who are adopting a child age 3 or older through
our US Kids program and live within 50 miles of WACAP’s Renton office, we
require that you attend three support group meetings prior to placement; one
of the meetings must be attended before approval of your home study.
No Classes Scheduled at this time. Enjoy your summer!
***Adoption Support Groups***
Adopting Toddlers to Teens: Support and Solutions Group
This free group offers supportive listening and positive tips about parenting older
adopted children. You’re welcome to attend both before as well as after your
child arrives home. Contact Zia Freeman at
or 206.356.1005 for more information.
- January 22 – 3-5 pm
- February 19 - 3-5 pm
- March 12 - 3-5 pm
- April 23- 4-6 pm
- May 21 - 4-6 pm
- June 11 - 4-6 pm
- July 16 - 4-6 pm
- August 27 - 4-6 pm
- September 18 - 4-6 pm
- October 15 - 3-5 pm
- November 19 - 3-5 pm
- December 10 - 3-5 pm
*Facebook Support Group*
Please check out our private, moderated Facebook group, which offers advice and support
for families nationwide who have adopted a child.
To learn more about the importance of these family resources, please visit our blog
post: When Families Need Support