How #KAAN2016 Meets the Needs of … Adoptive Parents of Teen & Young Adult Adoptees

This post is one in a series highlighting the ways our #KAAN2016 Conference, scheduled for June 24-26 in Pittsburgh, PA,  provides a wonderful place for education, dialogue, and support for various members of the adoption community. TODAY’S WRITER: Jen Hilzinger I’m Jen Hilzinger. My husband and I have three children: Emily (age 20), Ethan (age 18), and Elliot (age 9). … More How #KAAN2016 Meets the Needs of … Adoptive Parents of Teen & Young Adult Adoptees

How #KAAN2016 Meets the Needs of … Adult Adoptees Who Are New to the Adoption Community

This post is one in a series highlighting the ways our #KAAN2016 Conference, scheduled for June 24-26 in Pittsburgh, PA,  provides a wonderful place for education, dialogue, and support for various members of the adoption community. TODAY’S WRITER: Katie Jae Naftzger, LICSW My name is Katie Naftzger. I’m the coordinator for the wellness program and those coming … More How #KAAN2016 Meets the Needs of … Adult Adoptees Who Are New to the Adoption Community

In Memory of Ellie Conant, KAAN Contributor and Friend

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of longtime KAAN friend and contributor Ellie Conant on January 1, 2016. Ellie played an important role in a number of conferences over the last seven years, bringing her own brand of style and heart. She came first as a nanny for a family attending the conference … More In Memory of Ellie Conant, KAAN Contributor and Friend

KAAN 2015: Intersections of Race, Identity, and Adoption

As the media buzz kicked off by #RachelDolezal swells around “new” conversations of race, identity, and misappropriation, a national adoptive community organization prepares for its seventeenth annual conference on these same topics. Leaders from across the country will converge in St. Louis, MO from June 26-28, 2015 at an event hosted by KAAN (the Korean … More KAAN 2015: Intersections of Race, Identity, and Adoption

Announcing A New Collaborative Video Project

Brought to you by: The AN-YA Project, KAAN, The Lost Daughters Project: Dear Wonderful You, #FliptheScript: For the Next Generation will be a campaign which reaches out, via video and social media, to the upcoming generation of adopted and fostered youth. Beginning March 2015, weekly videos will be posted on the AN-YA Project’s YouTube Channel. … More Announcing A New Collaborative Video Project