Beyond Birds and Bees

***CANCELED*** Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 1 to 4pm "Where do babies come from?" "Do I have a birth dad?" Are you ready to answer those questions? If not, you do NOT want to miss Katie Malinski's Beyond Birds and Bees workshop, held in conjunction with AKA specifically for Adoptive Parents! Katie Malinski, LCSW is a fabulously [...]


Share What you Can {by Amy Ford}

Amy Ford is the author of “Brown Babies Pink Parents,” a girlfriend’s guide to transracial parenting.  Amy and her partner Kim live in Austin and are the parents of three wonderful “brown babies.”  AKA is very excited to have Amy present a workshop on transracial parenting at our 2012 conference.  This article was originally posted [...]


Monday Night Meeting Recap {October 15, 2012}

Open Adoption Panel Discussion In September, Dr. Patricia Cody gave us a look at what the research is saying about open adoption.  October’s educational meeting followed up with a panel of families with varying open adoption experiences.  Panel members included two adoptive families with open domestic adoptions, one birth-aunt whose niece is in an open [...]


Understanding the Search {by Patricia Martinez Dorner}

Patricia Martinez Dorner is a long-time and dear friend of AKA.  Patricia is a regular at our conferences and gives of herself and her time without hesitation.  I've had the great pleasure of listening to Patricia speak on more than one occasion and I can promise that her two workshops at this year's AKA conference [...]


Choosing a Keynote Speaker {Sherrie Eldridge}

When the calendar turns to October, that means the conference is NEXT MONTH!  Exciting and terrifying all at the same time.  I cannot wait for this year's conference, knowing it will be our best yet.  At the same time, there is still so much to do that only a month away seems REALLY close! I [...]


Looking Back. Moving Forward. 20 Years of AKA.

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates 20th Anniversary Conference is less than two months away!  We are so proud of the caliber and diversity of the workshops offered at this year's conference and have worked hard to include topics relevant to all adoption-triad members.  Friday afternoon will feature a new option to choose from the "infant adoption" track [...]