Our partnership with KING 5 has allowed us to broaden our community’s awareness of foster/adoption together, as we continue to help children, around the globe and right outside our door, find the family they deserve
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
The World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP), one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States, is pleased to celebrate its two-year partnership with Seattle’s KING 5 Television. The partnership with the NBC affiliate KING 5 Morning News allows many unique and spirited kids to be featured on “A Family For Me,” a Seattle effort helping kids in foster care find permanent families.
KING 5 News Anchor Joyce Taylor, who hosts “A Family For Me,” notes, “Over the past two years, [my colleague] Mike and I have considered it a privilege to be part of helping deserving kids find families to call their own. Each one of the children we’ve profiled in ‘A Family For Me’ has touched us in a special way.”
The children introduced each week include boys and girls, school-age kids to teenagers, from a diversity of backgrounds and each with amazing talent and ambition. “These kids, and kids like them, often live in multiple foster homes and aren’t adopted usually because they’re a little older, have an older brother or sister, too, or are working through some past or current challenges,” says WACAP CEO Lillian Thogersen. “We are invested in their present. And our partnership with KING 5 has allowed us to broaden our community’s awareness of foster/adoption together, as we continue to help children, around the globe and right outside our door, find the family they deserve.”
WACAP’s very first placement was a child from Washington state foster care in 1976. Through “A Family for Me,” which began in 2005, WACAP has been able to help find families for over 300 children and give them a chance to say the things they’ve been waiting to say. Even after KING 5 airs “A Family For Me” each week, each child’s video segment continues to be invaluable for state case workers, seeking the right family for each child with a story in hand.
“Every boy and girl has their own unique story and dreams for the future,” Joyce Taylor affirms, along with her colleague Mike Blakey, KING 5 news editor and video coordinator. “We hope sharing their stories will help make those dreams come true. For all of us at KING 5, this partnership has been a meaningful and positive connection with our community and the children we all care about.”
Over the past two years, 30 children have been placed with adoptive families. That means a classroom of children who eagerly dreamed about what “a family for me” might be like … doesn’t have to dream anymore.
WACAP's vision is A Family for Every Child. WACAP is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the U.S. Since 1976, WACAP has placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children worldwide.
About KING 5 and “A Family for Me”
KING 5 has teamed up with WACAP on "A Family For Me," a weekly series to help foster children in our community find permanent families. Thursday mornings, KING 5 News Anchor Joyce Taylor introduces viewers to one of these children.