Texas Senator Eddie Lucio wants women who are seeking an abortion to first go through a three-hour adoption course. AKA Members have been in the news recently hoping to shed light on the debate. Dawn Scott speaks to RH Reality Check: http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/08/08/why-many-adoptive-parents-experts-are-skeptical-of-texas-adoption-video-proposal/ Rory Hall of Adoption Advocates speaks to YNN: http://austin.ynn.com/content/news/294596/senator-seeks-to-add-class-mandate-to-abortion-process
Sibling reunion is made possible because of the recent Illinois access law.
Did you know that AKA has an extensive lending library for our members? To check out a book or DVD, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will bring it to the monthly meeting. We bring a sample of library books to each meeting for our members and visitors to view. If there is a new adoption book [...]
New Adoptive Moms Group June 21-August 16 by Central Texas Attachment and Trauma Center. Click here for details and registration information.
Enjoy a fun-filled game at the Dell Diamond and support AKA Saturday, June 1st 6PM! 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 [...]
As a follow-up to the A Future and A Hope Adoption Conference from February, there will be a Q&A session THIS Saturday for families considering their adoption options. Taken from their email blast: Post-Conference Q&A Saturday, April 6 4pm-6pm Grace Covenant Church Foyer Still not sure if adoption or fostering is right for your family? [...]
Are you excited about becoming a parent? Would you like to be included in the parenting classes that are offered to pregnant “expectant moms”? Now you can!!! AKA member Vanessa Manley has worked hard to put together this exciting class! Register easily on line ...
TEAM AKA Takes to the Ice Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm Please join us for an evening of hockey and hoopla with the Texas Stars at the Cedar Park Center. Come out and "chuck the puck," sip the discounted beverages ($3 beer night), groove with the dazzling Ice Girls and dig the Zamboni. Your reserved tickets are just a [...]
AKA is once again excited to help sponsor Beyond Consequences Live- Austin on March 1, 2013. Heather Forbes, LCSW is the author of the popular Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control (BCLC) book series. BCLC is a great approach toward parenting any child, but particularly a child who has been impacted by trauma, abuse, neglect, and/or attachment [...]
20 years ago, a group of forward-thinking and progressive pioneers dreamed of creating an organization that brought together adopted people, adoptive parents, and birthparents- three different pieces of an important puzzle that were traditionally kept separate from each other. In 1992, AKA’s founders were bravely and boldly questioning long held beliefs in the Texas legislature, [...]