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
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.
Enjoy a fun-filled game at the Dell Diamond and support Adoption Knowledge Affiliates! Seats will be together in one section, so come out with your family & friends, visit with your AKA friends, and encourage others to support us as well. In addition to all the usual fanfare of America’s favorite pastime, AKA will be interviewed… Read more
“What I Thought I Knew About Adoption as a Mental Health Professional of 40 Years And What I Have Come to Learn as an Adoptive Parent of 14 Years”July 21, 2014 at 7PM
This presentation will explore the gap between what Suzi McCoy knew about working with adoption issues when they came up in her professional counseling career of almost 40 years and what she has learned by living as an adoptive parent of a 14 year old son. We will touch on attachment styles, teen issues in adoptees, and what it means to be “adoption competent” as a professional.
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