EDITOR’S NOTE: A tale of two Russian boys

Thousands have driven by the WACAP adoption agency’s offices on South Second Street, probably giving it little thought or more likely, not even noticing it.

Thousands have driven by the WACAP adoption agency’s

offices on South Second Street, probably giving it little thought or more likely, not even noticing it.

But within that rather non-descript, single-story building, thousands of stories have unfolded about a new life for kids born overseas and many here in the United States.

Today, WACAP is NOT at the center of an international controversy. It’s a player, but only in the sense of getting to the bottom of why a Russian boy in the U.S. for only six months was sent home alone by his adoptive mother.

It’s clear to me that WACAP has policies in place and governments across the world have laws in place that ensure the kids are safe and parents come into an adoption with their eyes wide open. Sure, there are no guarantees. There never are when a child is born. They just want to be loved.




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