"We were very much impressed with WACAP's waiting child program, and during our previous adoption process came across positive comments about your agency in Web-group discussions."—Julie & Daniel
Adopting a child who is waiting
WACAP's mission to find families for children goes beyond placing healthy infants with parents. At WACAP, we strive to find families for each and every child we hear about - regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, number of siblings, or special medical needs they may have. WACAP's Family Finders Team helps to find parents for those children who are waiting for adoptive families. These children range in age from infancy to mid-teens, and come from every country where we work. Families are often surprised to learn that there are generally many more boys available for adoption than girls worldwide. 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. Login to Search for Waiting Children.
Please click HERE to request the current Waiting Child password. Please note: due to confidentiality laws, these brief descriptions of children may not include all of the medical concerns found in their medical files.
- If you are searching for a child with a confidential medical needs like HIV or Hepatitis or Differences of Sexual Development please contact FamilyFinders@wacap.org
- If you are searching for a child with more minor vision issues or other health issues not listed here please contact FamilyFinders@wacap.org
- Please note almost every medical need can range from more minor to more complicated so we encourage parents to explore each child and each diagnosis individually.
- We are unable to feature some children on this website. For information about children waiting in India and Thailand, please contact our Family Finders team.
*UPDATE* WACAP Announces New Partnership in China. Families Needed!
WACAP is excited to announce that the China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) recently invited us to partner with a specific orphanage to find families for their children. Our staff visited the orphanage in February to meet the children, have them examined by a volunteer physician, and take pictures and videos. Because many of these children have minor needs, eligible families seeking to adopt these children need to have their dossier documents logged in with the CCCWA to be considered. Right now, the orphanage is busy compiling the children’s documents, which we hope will be completed soon. Currently WACAP has a very limited number of families who have the required documents completed to accept the match of a child with needs the Chinese government considers minor.
Please take a moment to look at the photos of some of the children we met via slideshow.
While we cannot share any specific details or additional photos with you until we receive the official child reports from the orphanage, we hope you will contact us to explore how you might move forward to adopt a child like one of those pictured here.
Please contact WACAP’s China team at email@example.com for more information.