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
In honor of our fifteenth anniversary, here are some things you should know about KAAN … 1. We believe in the worth of every individual. Everyone has something to give and something to learn. We are a meeting place for different perspectives so that both individuals and the community can grow. Respectful debate is expected. … More Fifteen Things You Should Know About KAAN
This guest post is by KAAN’s executive director, Stacy Schroeder. My pastor and good friend (who also happens to be an adoptive sibling) recently gave a sermon where she referred to ecotones. It was a new term for me. Ecotones are those in-between places where distinctly different parts of the environment encounter one another. Think … More On Spark Moments and In-Between Places