• 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

  • “Doing Their Best When Out of Your Nest; Helping Adopted and Foster Teens Prepare for Adult Living”

    August 18, 2014 at 7PM

    Learn more about the feelings, dreams, and challenges of older teens preparing for adult life. This discussion will cover: the tangible and intangible skills needed for success, assessing your youth’s level of self-sufficiency the changing roles of parents as teens become young adults using teachable moments at home and in life to help youth learn about money management, job skills, cooking, housing, interpersonal skills, and responsibility.

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