Thank you all for the tremendous support as I step into the role of KAAN’s executive director. I appreciate all of the comments, messages, and texts of support, excitement and encouragement. As I step into this role, I cannot help but reflect upon the previous work that has allowed KAAN to be what it is … More A Letter from KAAN’s New Executive Director
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10), KAAN would like to share this video “Adoptee Mental Health and Suicide: What’s the Connection,” which was presented by Nicole Sheppard as the opening keynote address at #KAAN2018. Did you know that US adolescent adoptees are four times more likely than non-adoptees to attempt suicide? Sheppard … More Adoptee Mental Health and Suicide: What’s the Connection?
The Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) Advisory Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Bozek as the organization’s new executive director. KAAN is a national, all-volunteer organization dedicated to connecting Korean adoptees, adoptive parents, and others connected to transracial adoption. Bozek is the third executive director, following Chris Winston, who founded … More Katie Bozek Named KAAN Executive Director
Liz Raleigh, author of Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line (www.temple.edu/ tempress/titles/2449_reg.html), hopes that her presentation at #KAAN2018 about the latest research on transracial/transnational adoption will help the audience better understand the implications and applications of the research. Understanding the industry of adoption can help us better care for our community. A … More #KAAN2018…Liz Raleigh
Scottie Allen, our interpreter coordinator, helps KAAN reach and include the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind community. In this video, Scottie shares some interesting facts about herself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpebgRvRyKY We hope you will join Scottie for #KAAN2018 in Minneapolis as KAAN celebrates 20 years of Caring for Our Community.
About Us KAAN established itself in 1998 as the only national, non-profit organization in the United States to support the Korean adoption community. We are under fiscal sponsorship by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). KAAN is an all-volunteer organization. Currently, we have eight Advisory Council members who represent the diversity in the adoption community—adult … More Executive Director Position Announcement
On March 15, Stacy Schroeder, who served as KAAN’s Executive Director for the past eight years, announced that she will step down from her position in fall 2018. Under Stacy’s leadership, KAAN experienced successful annual conferences with additional programming, the development of a larger staff and Advisory Council, an expanded social media presence, and movement … More Transition Update from Advisory Council