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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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What's a "Lifebook" and How Do You Start Building One With Your Child?

Lifebooks help bridge a child’s past, present and future. Learn more about them here, with links to Lifebook sample pages, resources and tips that will help you create a lifebook with your child.

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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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WACAP Now Podcast: On Haiti, Preparing for Storms, and the Children

In this 2017 podcast, on the eve of Hurricane Irma, the orphanage caregivers and the children in Haiti had prepared for the storm, should Haiti be in Irma's direct path. In this podcast with Maya Andreic, program manager of WACAP's Haiti program, you'll learn more about the children waiting for families and the stability they need between the storms we hear about, and the ones we don't.

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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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Q & A: What if I get pregnant during the adoption process?

Not surprisingly, a question that’s asked frequently by those inquiring about adoption has to do with pregnancy. “What happens if I get pregnant during the adoption process?" WACAP's Director of Social Services, Elana Roschy, answers ... 

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Trust-Based Parenting and Trauma-Informed Care: New Online Training

A trauma-informed approach is paramount to understanding, empathizing, and responding to the impact of trauma with our children and within our families. Learn more about WACAP's trauma-informed training approach, including a new, recommended online training based on trust-based, relational parenting and relationships (TBRI®).

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Five Reasons to Adopt From South Korea

If you're thinking about international adoption, here are five reasons to consider adopting a child from South Korea, according to WACAP Korea adoption staff.

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