NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH. How are you doing out there, friends? We know this is a challenging month for some of you. Adoption is as much about pain and loss as about joy and love. It is as much about ethical concerns as it is about helping children to find families. Put 200 people in a … More How KAAN Observes National Adoption Month
Patrick Amunson attended his first KAAN conference this summer and found it to be life-changing. Amunson, a videographer, decided to give back by collecting stories of others equally impacted. Thanks to his generous offer, we are excited to provide this opportunity to share your unique stories and experiences at KAAN. This video is especially timely … More Video Participation Opportunity … Deadline 10/15
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
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!
We are now accepting proposals for our 17th annual conference to be held in St Louis, MO, from June 26-28, 2015. Forms and complete details are available on our website at http://www.KAANet.org. Proposals are due by November 1, 2014. We seek speakers who believe in KAAN’s mission and want to participate fully in the conference … More Call for Proposals for #KAAN2015
KAAN 2014: A Return to Minneapolis A Korean Adoption Conference Highlights That the Time is NOW to Listen To and Support Adoptees For immediate release CAMP HILL, PA – A national conference returns to the Twin Cities for the first time since 2002. On June 27-29, 2014, attendees from across the Unites States and beyond … More Conference Press Release