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Category: Checklists and Tips

Checklists and Tips

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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Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Group Listings and Look-Ups

As you build your support network, here are some tips, resources and links you may find helpful:

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Eight Tips for Grandparents Welcoming Home Grandkids Through Foster Care and Adoption

Eight tips for grandparents of foster and adoptive grandchildren, with suggestions of what grandparents can do to prepare while they're waiting to meet and welcome their grandkids home (plus link to resource post). 

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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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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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Loving Your Older Child, Even When the Feelings Are Hard to Find

Some tips for families about how to build and strengthen emotional connections with children who've joined their families through adoption, especially parents who've adopted older kids.

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