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Show Your Love for AKA During Our Annual Fund Drive

Get ready to show your love for AKA this Valentine’s Day!  Since 1992, AKA has offered essential knowledge and lifelong support recognizing adoption as a complex, on-going and inter-generational process.  We serve people touched by adoption in all its variations – infant, open, closed, domestic, international, foster, transracial and kinship.  Our founding members created an [...]

House Bill 984

Are you an adoptive parent and want your child to have equal rights? Are you a birth parent concerned your relinquished child will not get their medical history or a chance to reunite? Are you an adoptee still left wondering...? House Bill 984 will restore equal access to original birth certificates for adult adoptees born [...]

A SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION OF THE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILM, PHILOMENA

Please join AKA and The Austin Psychoanalytic Society for a collaborative fundraising event at the Alamo Drafthouse at Slaughter Lane.  View the Academy Award nominated film, Philomena, then a panel consisting of the adoption triad (birth parent, adoptee, adoptive parent) and mental health clinicians will discuss shame and loss in the film and adoption.  Click [...]

Recommended Reading from Conference Speakers

Looking for a good adoption book?  Check out the recommending reading lists from a few of our conference speakers. The “Do Your Homework” Adoption Booklist compiled by Leslie Pate Mackinnon, L.C.S.W. Recommending Reading list by Melanie Chung-Sherman LCSW, PLLC. Books by Patricia Martinez Dorner.  

Join Team AKA at the Chosen Half Marathon

We're looking for runners, walkers and volunteers for team AKA at the October 25th Chosen Half Marathon in New Braunfels, Texas. Join us to have fun cheering on some awesome runners at our vendor table! Contact aka@adoptionknowledge.org.

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FRUA, INC (Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption, Including Neighboring Countries)

Some exciting new changes are occuring within Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption, Including Neighboring Countries (FRUA INC)... and we wanted to make sure that you are aware of us and our ongoing mission... and pass it on to the families in your group! Whether you have heard of the "old FRUA"... or you have [...]

Round Rock Express Supports AKA

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 [...]

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My Philomena - I searched for my birth mother and learned two things: She’d recently died. And she’d been desperately searching for me. Click here to read the article from slate.com   Nancy Horgan - Public Hearing to Allow Adoptees to Access their Original Birth Certificates Click here to view Nancy's moving testimony Ten Surprising [...]

Legislative Update

Thank you American Adoption Congress for compiling this important legislative update: Lots of Legislative News! Colorado--HB 14-1042, if enacted will require that a relinquishing birth/first parent receive copies of documents they signed, or on which they are named.   SB 14-051, if enacted will allow adult adoptees to access adoption records. http://www.aisctc.org Connecticut--Raised bill 5144 for [...]