• 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

  • Annual Conference November 13-14 in Austin

    Finding the WE between YOU and ME
    This year’s conference keynote speakers are Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW, PLLC and Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP. Juliane specializes in trauma therapy and will bring her extensive training and expertise to our conference attendees. Melanie has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families who have either adopted internationally, privately, through kinship/step-parent adoptions and the CPS system, who was adopted or who has placed his or her child for adoption. She brings sensitive insight, understanding and empathy as she works with those touched by adoption. Our conference sessions promise to be innovative and interactive. We are excited about the new concepts and formats in our 2015 lineup. All members of the adoption community will have engaging sessions and as always, CEU’s will be offered to social workers.

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