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Class Information

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 ZiaF@wacap.org or 206.356.1005 for more information.

2017 Dates

  • 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.

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 88948
Seattle, WA 98138

Main Office

315 S. Second St.
Renton, WA 98057

Phone: 206-575-4550
Fax: 206-575-4148
Toll-free: 1-800-732-1887
Email: wacap@wacap.org 

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New York Office

108 W. 39th St. Suite 805
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212-302-6676
Toll-free: 1-800-977-6852

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Wisconsin Office

4818 S. 76th St., Ste 125
Greenfield WI 53220

Phone: (262) 377-7700
Fax: (262) 377-7745

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Public Comment Opportunity
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal.
You are invited to provide comments through their 
website.


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