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
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
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
Guest post by KAAN Advisory Council member and presenter Mark Hagland: I am incredibly excited to be able to participate in two of the sessions at this summer’s KAAN Conference, because they speak to so much of what motivates me to be a part of KAAN every year. As an adult transracial international adoptee, I … More Variations on a Common Theme: Adult Adoptees Set to Explore “Commonalities Across Countries” at KAAN 2013