WACAP’s Family Finders Team helps to find parents for children who are waiting for adoptive families. These children range in age from toddlers to mid-teens, and come from every country where we work. When you adopt a child who is waiting, the adoption process often takes less time, and you may be eligible to adopt a child with a fee reduction. Children may be waiting for families because they're older than age 2, are part of a sibling group, and/or have special medical or developmental needs.
Use the two-page Family Finders pre-application form to give us basic information about yourself and the type of child you are hoping to adopt. After we process your pre-application, a waiting child case manager will send you pictures and descriptions of children with individual needs, and help you with the waiting child adoption process.
WACAP is happy to provide you with photos and descriptions of children who are waiting for families. Children from Bulgaria, China, Haiti, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States are featured on this website.
You'll need to have a homestudy performed by a licensed adoption agency. WACAP conducts homestudies in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Wisconsin only; in other states, WACAP can give you the names of licensed agencies. After we process your pre-application, a waiting child case manager will send you pictures and descriptions of children with individual needs, and help you with the waiting child adoption process. Other requirements vary from country to country. Family Finders staff can give you specific information. E-mail Family Finders or call 206-575-4550.
**Families who have not already registered interest in a specific WACAP waiting child should prepare to adopt any WACAP waiting child under the Holt schedule of fees. Through February and March 2019, WACAP staff will be working closely with Holt International staff to reassess what, if any, Holt grants will be assigned to individual children.