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Advice and Perspectives

10 Tips When Planning a Heritage Trip

Considering heritage travel with your child? Here are 10 tips from a WACAP family ...

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"Grand Canyon" - The Story Isn't Over Yet

Greg Eubanks shares concepts from a trauma-informed model called Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI®) and in this post, encourages foster and adoptive families that their stories aren't over, no matter how tough it gets.

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Navigating the Holidays: Advice From WACAP Families

A collection of advice about how to approach or navigate the holidays from adoptive and foster families. 

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WACAP Now Podcast: Parents of 11 on Saying Yes Through Challenges

Parents of 11, with over 25 grandchildren and great children, talk about parenting, their family built through birth and adoption, hurdles they've faced, and the legacy they're all part of... love in this podcast ...

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Six Books to Add to Your Adoption Reading List

For foster and adoptive parents, here are six WACAP-staff recommended books to add to your reading list, if you haven't already.

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7 Tips for Responding to Difficult News and Events With Your Kids

WACAP's clinical director discusses the events, news, and crises impacting children of color and their parents in today's society, and she offers seven suggestions to help parents respond to and connect with their transracially adopted kids.

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WACAP Now Podcast: On Identity, Race, and What Children Need to See Growing Up

A candid discussion about adoption, race and identity with Jacob, adopted from Colombia in the mid '80s. Learn about his experience growing up adopted as a child of color in a predominately white neighborhood, and what, looking back as an adult, he wishes his parents had known as he was grappling with questions about where he belonged.



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Making July 4 Feel Safe (Not Scary) Your Child’s First Year Home

For children who’ve newly joined your family, holidays like July 4, may not be all fun and fireworks. What trauma-informed parents should remember before the celebration begins ...

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Eight Tips to Strengthen Parent-Child Attachment When One Parent Is Rejected

Eight tips to help couples who've adopted a young child strengthen parent-child bonds, especially if the child struggles with attachment to a parent after adoption.

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­­Transitions: Why Are They Hard, And What Can We Do?

What informs adoptees' responses to transition, and what can parents can do to support their children through change?

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