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

Racism and White Privilege: Breaking out of the “White Club”

An Interview by Mark Hagland For the fifth year in a row, Jennifer Griffith Hilzinger will help lead a session for all KAAN attendees on racism and white privilege. She will join Terra Trevor, Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, and Mark Hagland in initiating a participatory discussion on those topics. Jen and Terra are transracially adoptive parents, … More Racism and White Privilege: Breaking out of the “White Club”

Six Things Your Adopted Child Might Be Thinking, But Will Never Tell You

This community roundtable is brought to you by Mark Hagland, Margie Perscheid, and Terra Trevor. What kinds of issues around adoptee racial and cultural identity, racism, multiracial family dynamics, cultural interactions and complexities, are swimming around in your child’s head? Mark Hagland, Margie Perscheid and Terra Trevor talk honestly about six emotionally charged adoption topics, … More Six Things Your Adopted Child Might Be Thinking, But Will Never Tell You