• Essential Wisdom, Lifelong Support

    Adoption isn’t a one-time event. Whether you’re a birth parent, adoptive parent, or adopted person, adoption isn’t something that happens for just one day, one month, or even one year – adoption is a lifelong journey.

    Adoption Knowledge Affiliates (AKA) is a gathering of people who understand that the feelings associated with adoption can come up again and again for any member of the adoption triad, in both open and closed adoptions.  Whether you are a birth parent reflecting on the placement of your child, an adopted person grappling with the decision to search for your birth mother, or an adoptive parent contemplating how to answer questions for your child’s family tree school project, you are not alone.

    Do you simply want to learn more about adoption? Would you like to serve as a resource to others in their adoption journey by sharing your own experiences and success stories? Regardless of where you are in the process, Adoption Knowledge Affiliates is here to support you.

  • Monthly Meetings

    All meetings are held at the Settlement Home, 1607 Colony Creek Dr, Bldg. B, Austin, TX on the third Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by discussion groups for birth families, adopted people, and adoptive/prospective adoptive parents. If you have a topic that you would like to see presented at a… Read more

  • The Nature of Grief and Loss and How We Can Learn from It

    May 18, 2015 at 7pm. Grief and loss are inevitable parts of the journey for all members of the adoption triad as well as the people that love and care for them. Contrary to popular myths about loss, the emotion of grief isn’t a one-time, one-size-fits-all experience that immediately follows a life event such as adoption. And acceptance isn’t a final act. Losses have lasting impacts; grief manifests in myriad ways off and on throughout life; and acceptance is an ongoing process. Learning about the nature of grief can help us learn how to turn toward it—with support and self-compassion—in a way that can deepen and enrich our lives.

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