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WACAP Placed Families Update: August 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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Dear Placed Families, 

PBS is broadcasting a series of four documentaries about adoption in the coming weeks as a part of their Point of View (POV) series. (Synopses are here, here, here and here.) We hope that you will take the time to watch some, if not all, of these documentaries, as they explore many complex adoption issues. 
 
Check your local listings for the time and station. Depending on your local programming, it appears that these documentaries may air more than once.
 
WACAP News
We'd like to invite you to consider donating an item or experience for our 2010 WACAP Children's Hope Auction, which will be held on November 13 at the W Hotel in Seattle, or for our online auction, which will also be held in November. If you'd be willing to donate the use of your timeshare, boat or vacation home we would love it! And we're not just looking for experiences in the Seattle area: Because our online auction reaches all of our supporters, we welcome donations for experiences across the United States and around the world. We're also looking for tangible items such as tickets to sporting events or the theater; baskets of specialty foods; electronics, like digital cameras or iPods; or anything fun for an auction.

If you have an item to donate or have any questions, please contact us at wacapauction@wacap.org. Please note that all items for our live auction must have a retail value of $50 or more, and all tangible items must be new.

Tips From the WACAP Social Services Department
Many parents wonder when the time is right to send their adopted child to school, particularly those who bring home older children. How soon should your child start school, and how should you prepare him or her? Click here for some answers from our social services department.

Resources
Starting or going back to school can be a stressful event for an adopted child. Adoptive Families magazine has compiled a great page of resources that can help you ease the transition for your son or daughter.

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