"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.
*Exciting News* WACAP staff members recently returned from a trip to China, where the team saw more than a hundred children we’ll be in a position to match with WACAP families in the coming months. In the meantime, we have created a slideshow to share with prospective families. Please keep in mind that we don’t expect to receive these children’s full files from China until later this summer.
Now is the time to complete your paperwork so your family is ready to be matched. Many of the youngest children with mild or correctable needs will be classified as “dossier first” which means only families who have completed their home study and dossier paperwork ahead of time can be matched with those children.
Right now WACAP is actively recruiting families who can be paperwork-ready, especially those who wish to adopt young boys (with needs that range from very mild to moderate) or older girls, mostly age 3-6. Please contact WACAP’s China Team for more information.