6.14.13—WACAP is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for our newest adoption program in the Democratic Republic of Congo ... more
As we honor the fathers in our lives in June, WACAP is making a special offer to families who submit their adoption applications by June 30. Families will save $100 ... more
Engaging and friendly, Dametries looks forward to joining an adoptive family with parents who understand the daily needs of individuals with disabilities. He is fun-loving and has a wide variety of interests. He loves sports, especially playing in the outfield on his baseball team. He claims to be a better fielder than hitter, although he has hit a few home runs lately.
Dametries love music, and thanks to his excellent memory, he knows the words to many of his favorite country and western songs. He loves to sing loudly while playing the guitar. He enjoys TV and is a big fan of Scooby Doo and the Transformers.
He is enjoying all school has to offer, and recently received a certificate for maintaining academic excellence. A family who could keep him connected to the Native American community would be ideal for Dametries.
To learn more about Dametries, watch his video clip.
Elana is a genuinely kind and polite young woman. She prides herself in being friendly to others and is often quick to offer a helping hand to someone in need. She helps out in a special education class for peers with physical handicaps, and is doing well at showing empathy and being a leader. A creative young lady, Elana enjoys expressing herself through music, fashion and social networking. Two of her biggest interests at the moment are Justin Bieber and her new pottery class at school.
Elana is in the eighth grade and sings in the school choir. She has four birth siblings, whom she still visits twice a month. She will be counting on her adoptive parent(s) to help her maintain contact with her siblings as she grows up.
Elana will thrive in a family where she has lots of one-on-one parental time and attention. She would also like opportunities to feel pride in her heritage and to participate in the African-American community.
To learn more about Elana, watch her video clip.
Gabby is a delightful child with an adventuresome spirit and a fun sense of humor. She’s in eighth grade, and has family roots in the Canadian First Nations, Coldwater Branch. She enjoys going on family outings to a local amusement park that has miniature golf, arcade games, and go-carts. She also enjoys spending time with her grandmother and has a relationship with her younger brother. Gabby's counselor describes her as a child who has grown tremendously since entering care, particularly in areas of self-awareness, accepting limits, and understanding cause and effect.
Gabby has a brother named Tony. Each child will be placed individually for adoption, but they will be counting on their adoptive families to help them maintain regular contact as they grow up. She really does well with caregivers who are not easily offended and understand that she doesn't always mean what she says “in the moment.” Gabby continues to work on increasing her skills in understanding cause and effect, attaching emotionally, and being accountable for parental expectations and guidance.
Her significant grief and loss experiences, which are being addressed in counseling, do continue to contribute to her feeling slighted or criticized, so lots of hugs and nurturing are required. Gabby needs a family "that will beam at her” because they truly enjoy being her parent. Single moms and couples are encouraged to consider Gabby!
To learn more about Gabby, watch her video clip.
Isaiah is an endearing boy with a great sense of humor, creativity and imagination. He’s a delight to be with! Bicycling, basketball, soccer and camping are some of his favorite things to do, but Isaiah also loves to help around the house, especially building and repairing things. He loves music and plays both guitar and electric piano. Isaiah is making good progress in his special education classroom. He enjoys attending church school as well. Isaiah needs an affectionate family, proud to call him their son.
To learn more about Isaiah, watch his video clip.