Training and Support

Training and Support

Classes

Once your homestudy 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 homestudy agency, online, or in your community.

Some recommended web sites outside of WACAP include:

Below is a schedule of the classes offered at our Seattle office. Most classes are free. All are 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 homestudy.

* No Classes Scheduled at this time

Seattle Area Support Group

Adopting Toddlers to Teens: Support and Solutions Group - This free group meets at WACAP's Renton office and 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 Alyssa Lane, facilitator, at Alyssa.Layne@wacap.org for more information.  


WACAP Support and Solutions Group Meeting Dates to December 2018

       
  • April 15 - 3-5 p.m.
  • May 27 - 3-5 p.m.
  • June 24 -  3-5 p.m.
  • July 22 - 3-5 p.m.
  • Aug 19 - 3-5 p.m.
  • Sep 16 - 3-5 p.m.
  • Oct 14 - 3-5 p.m.
  • Nov 11 - 3-5 p.m.
  • Dec 9 - 3-5 p.m.


Adoptive Friends and Family of Greater Seattle (AFFGS) Events

Volunteer-organized AFFGS holds educational, social and support activities and events throughout the year in the Puget Sound area. It's a recommended source of support, engagement, and ongoing learning for adoptive parents and their families.

Facebook Support Group

Please check out our private, moderated WACAP Adoptive Parent Support Group, which offers advice and support for families nationwide who have adopted a child.


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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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