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September 2018

ATN Peer Support Groups for Adoptive Families

September 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Four Sunday Sessions: 3:00-4:30 PM Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 19, 2018 Adoption Playgroups for Children, 5-9 years old Fun, multiracial playgroups, facilitated by adult and teen adoptees, for adopted kids from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Themes around identity, family and friends, and adoption story are explored. The groups provide a “safe space” for kids to build relationships within the adoptee community. For Tweens, 10-13 years old A peer-support group that embraces issues, as they come up,…

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KAtCH 10th Anniversary & IKAA Annual Convention

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile, 633 North Saint Clair Street
Chicago, USA 60611 United States
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Korean Adoptees of Chicago (KAtCH) and the International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) invite you to join us in Chicago for our KAtCH 10th Anniversary & IKAA Annual Convention (#KAtCH10) - September 28-30, 2018! The event will take place on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago's vibrant commercial district. THEME Creating Community, Catalyzing Change OVERVIEW • Thursday Pre-Gathering Happy Hour (Brando's Speakeasy) • Friday Evening Welcome Event (TBA) • Saturday Workshop Sessions (Hyatt Centric) • Saturday Lunch (Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery) &…

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October 2018

ATN Peer Support Groups for Adoptive Families

October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Four Sunday Sessions: 3:00-4:30 PM Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 19, 2018 Adoption Playgroups for Children, 5-9 years old Fun, multiracial playgroups, facilitated by adult and teen adoptees, for adopted kids from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Themes around identity, family and friends, and adoption story are explored. The groups provide a “safe space” for kids to build relationships within the adoptee community. For Tweens, 10-13 years old A peer-support group that embraces issues, as they come up,…

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November 2018

BAK 5th Anniversary & IKAA European Meeting

November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven, Leuven Belgium
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B.A.K. 5th anniversary and IKAA European meeting weekend @ KUL Leuven. More info and reservation will be published soon.

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2018 Adoptive Parents Committee Conference

November 18, 2018
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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APC’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE SERVES TO PROMOTE A BETTER AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF ADOPTION AND PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION CONCERNING ADOPTION AND PARENTING ISSUES. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend numerous workshops, seminars, lectures and panel discussions. Led by professionals and experts in the adoption field including attorneys, social workers, physicians, adoptive parents, agency representatives, adoptees and educators, the workshops provide up-to-date information as well as a forum for discussions. Our conference is for those who are considering…

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ATN Peer Support Groups for Adoptive Families

November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Four Sunday Sessions: 3:00-4:30 PM Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 19, 2018 Adoption Playgroups for Children, 5-9 years old Fun, multiracial playgroups, facilitated by adult and teen adoptees, for adopted kids from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Themes around identity, family and friends, and adoption story are explored. The groups provide a “safe space” for kids to build relationships within the adoptee community. For Tweens, 10-13 years old A peer-support group that embraces issues, as they come up,…

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December 2018

ATN Peer Support Groups for Adoptive Families

December 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Four Sunday Sessions: 3:00-4:30 PM Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 19, 2018 Adoption Playgroups for Children, 5-9 years old Fun, multiracial playgroups, facilitated by adult and teen adoptees, for adopted kids from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Themes around identity, family and friends, and adoption story are explored. The groups provide a “safe space” for kids to build relationships within the adoptee community. For Tweens, 10-13 years old A peer-support group that embraces issues, as they come up,…

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February 2019

Teen AdoptCONNECT

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Teen AdoptCONNECT provides a unique opportunity for teens to connect with each other and make new friends as they share thoughts, feelings and stories related to adoption in a safe and supportive environment. Teens will develop a better understanding of themselves as they share experiences and challenges with their peers around identity, self-esteem, school, and relationships with family and friends. Our group will meet quarterly in 2019 (rather than monthly) and the cost for each 90 minute group is $20 per person.…

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AKA Adoptive Parent Series

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st St
New York, New York 10011 United States

“Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World” is a multi-platform documentary project revealing 60+ years of inter-country adoption with first-person stories from 100 adult adoptees. For this special Also-Known-As screening, two themed film compilations “Growing Up” and “Searching for Answers,” focusing on identity and birth search, will be shown. Afterward, a panel with Side x Side creator and co-director Glenn Morey and two local adoptees who appear in the films, Joy Lieberthal Rho and…

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AKA Adoptee Forum

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World” is a multi-platform documentary project revealing 60+ years of inter-country adoption through first-person stories. Conceptualized and directed by Korean-born adoptee, Glenn Morey, and co-director, Julie Morey, “Side by Side” documents the singular, deeply personal, lived experiences of adoptees. By empowering adult adoptee voices, we move beyond overly simplistic and reductive narratives like rescue and compassion, and the complexities of transracial and transcultural adoption are revealed. “Side by…

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