The Association of Korean Adoptees (AKA) is a Southern California-based organization whose umbrella covers Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara. Established in 1994, AKA-SoCal is a non-profit, independent and secular group of adult, Korean-born adoptees and their associates. AKA-SoCal is a 501(c)(3) California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.
Cost: AKA SoCal Members $20/meeting; non-members $25/meeting
Location: 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 305, Pasadena, CA 91101
Participation limited to first 8 RSVPs. Must RSVP in advance!
To confirm availability please RSVP to 626-566-7789
Miya D. Erickson, MSW, Psy.D., offers a unique perspective as an adoption professional, Korean Adult Adoptee, and adoptive parent. Professionally, Dr. Erickson first worked as an adoptions social worker, during which time she created and facilitated pre-adoption education workshops and conducted home studies for adoptive families. Dr. Erickson did her MSW at CSULB and conducted her Masters Thesis on Attitudes Toward Interracial Adoption. After becoming an adoptive parent, Dr. Erickson went on to do additional clinical training and obtained her Psy.D. from Alliant University where she focused her dissertation work on Disrupted Adoptions. Currently, she in private practice in Pasadena as a registered psychological assistant where she specializes working with all members of the adoption triad – including adoptees, adoptive families and birth families. Dr. Erickson’s long-term goal and passion is to open up a post-adoption resource clinic.
As discussed at our recent quarterly meeting we will be streamlining communication by consolidating our Facebook groups.
This group will now serve as the main Facebook hub and will continue to be a closed group. Additionally, the AKA SoCal Fan Page will be open and will provide organizational updates/information.
Make sure to also check our website for the latest information and events.
Are you a member of the adoption triad? Do you have a story you want to share? We want to hear your voice!
Focusing on birth family search, reunion, and post-reunion experiences, our project will highlight the diverse perspectives of adult adoptees, birth family members, and adoptive family members.
To contribute your perspective and/or learn more about our project, please visit our website (http://windowonreunion.wordpress.com/), where you will find our submission prompt.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Heyri Coffee Shop
755 South Hobart Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Meet some new faces and join us for our Quarterly Meeting. We will discuss our results from our leadership training meeting with OD180 Consulting and review ideas we have for redefining our mission. After the meeting we will grab dinner in Ktown.
*Event is public due to sharing restrictions. This event is not open to the public. Please, only Korean Adoptees may attend. Thank you.
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The Boston Korean Adoptee Anniversary Conference Registration is NOW AVAILABLE!
Boston Korean Adoptees are collecting stories for their 2014 BKA Conference. They are creating “my story ~ 우리 스토리”, a collection of stories told from our point of view about our lives and experiences as adoptees, that will be shared with attendees at the conference in Boston in August. (Think Korean adoptee version of “This American Life”; a “This Adoptee Life.”) Use creativity and feel free to submit your story using audio, video, picture slideshows, or any other multimedia medium. We’re accepting stories from today up until the end of the July 2014. For examples check out these: http://bkadoptee.org/ourdigitalstories
If you are interested in contributing to this collection submit a video or short ~90 second presentation about your story, the story of your organization, or what his/her adoption experience has been like. We’d appreciate any sort of participation or help us spread this information to others. Thanks for your time!
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit http://www.bkadoptee.org/DSP.
What an amazing film and premier of akaDan’s Documentary and album release party! If you weren’t there you definitely missed out!
I heard from one individual, “This film was great, because even if you weren’t adopted you could relate. So many adoptee films are focused from the adoptee perspective, as an outsider it is hard to understand.” I also heard, “This film was a nice balance, it was funny, sad, and happy.” Personally for me the film really hit home. All those emotions and memories that I stashed away were resurfacing again as I watched the film. I know there were others that were feeling the same way as I could tell from the tears and the words exchanged after the film.
Great film! Must see!
AKA SoCal & Connect-A-Kid Annual Holiday Party!
Saturday, December 14th
3:30pm – 4:30pm (Bowling)
XLanes LA Bowling Alley
333 S. Alameda St. #300 Los Angeles, CA 90013
(plus shoe rental)
Connect-A-Kid will be hosting 2 hours of Karaoke