• 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 “Honeymoon Period” in Open Adoption Relationships

    Monday, September 21, 2015 7pm
    Birthparents can easily get caught up in the intense emotions surrounding placing their baby in the home of a family that may have become like family to them during the pregnancy. Adoptive parents also attach to the birth parents during the pregnancy in a way that shifts after placement. Learning to manage open adoption expectations- in light of the complications of intense grief and adoptive family adjustments- can be challenging. We will hear from birth mothers participating in open adoption relationships, including the evolution of those relationships over time and the emotional impact it has had on the birth families.

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