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
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
The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA 2000) was passed with the intention of providing automatic U.S. citizenship for international adoptees. It has, however, a serious loophole: its provisions do not apply to adoptees who were 18 year of age or older when it went into effect on February 27, 2001. Because of this gap, … More Speak Up for #CitizenshipForAllAdoptees
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
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
On this day in 1998, a group of Korean government leaders, Korean-American leaders, adoptee leaders, and adoptive parent leaders met in Sacramento for a leadership summit that led to the founding of KAAN. “We brought prominent invited leaders from across the United States to speak, and they spoke eloquently. Yet, as a grass roots organization, … More Happy 17th Birthday, KAAN!
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