KAAN’s Annual Adoption Conference 2013 in Grand Rapids MI

Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Families Network National Conference

What: Annual Adoption Conference

Where: Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI

When: August 2nd to 4th, 2013

Who: Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Families Network


About KAAN

Since 1999, KAAN has provided annual conferences in the U.S. or Korea. These conferences are unique assemblies of Korean-born adoptees of all ages as well as family through birth, adoption or marriage, other Koreans and Korean-Americans, social workers, adoptees from other backgrounds, community leaders, and more. Through gathering together, we find what we have in common and where we can help one another.

Our conferences provide 30+ sessions on race and identity, family relationships, parenting tools, search and reunion, etc. Presenters include authors, educators, activists, therapists, and grassroots leaders. Each block includes an adoptee-only session as well as many choices open to all. Cultural and social activities are offered as well as vendors, exhibits, and film screenings.

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About the Author

Musings of the Lame was started in 2005 primarily as a simple blog recording the feelings of a birthmother as she struggled to understand how the act of relinquishing her first newborn so to adoption in 1987 continued to be a major force in her life. Built from the knowledge gained in the adoption community, it records the search for her son and the adoption reunion as it happened. Since then, it has grown as an adoption forum encompassing the complexity of the adoption industry, the fight to free her sons adoption records and the need for Adoptee Rights, and a growing community of other birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted persons who are able to see that so much what we want to believe about adoption is wrong.

3 Comments on "KAAN’s Annual Adoption Conference 2013 in Grand Rapids MI"

  1. Unfortunately, KAAN chose the Amway Grand Plaza for the venue. Amway’s DeVoss and cohorts are huge financial supporters of Bethany and the NCFA as well as numerous extremist right-wing groups.

    • I’d like to say that your blog is really wdoenrful. Your entries are so thoughtful and introspective- a reflection, I think, of someone who has great amount of maturity and wisdom.I hope you’re finding what it is you’ve been looking for in your Korean heritage.James

      • Wow.. so you must have read a whole lot to form that well though out opinion. Considering, you know. or rather you don’t.. that I am an American birthmother, not a Korean adoptee searching. But nice try with the spam comment. I have ripped out your links to your fake Facebook page pushing Justin Beiber?

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