Quarterly Meeting

Quarterly Meeting




1602196_302566659891331_630938546_oThanks to those who came to participate in the quarterly meeting! We had peeps from all across SoCal including Bakersfield, San Diego, Long Beach, Pasadena, Culver City, Anaheim, Walnut, and many other corners of LA. Your support keeps us going!

AKA SoCal Facebook Group

AKA SoCal Facebook Group

As discussed at our recent quarterly meeting we will be streamlining communication by consolidating our Facebook groups.
Please join:

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.

Call for submissions! 

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.

Please join us at our upcoming Quarterly Meeting!

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.

Call for Submissions for 2014 Boston Korean Adoptee Conference

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: mystory@bkadoptee.org. or visit http://www.bkadoptee.org/DSP.


“aka DAN” Adoptee Documentary + “Stuntman” Album Premiere

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!

I believe the film will be released on ISAtv in March on YouTube.
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Annual Holiday Party

Please join us at the
AKA SoCal & Connect-A-Kid Annual Holiday Party!

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Strike the Date:
Saturday, December 14th

Spare the Time:
3:30pm – 4:30pm (Bowling)
4:30 – 6:00pm (Holiday Cheer/Social)
6:00pm – 8:00pm (Karaoke)

Roll on Over:
XLanes LA Bowling Alley
333 S. Alameda St. #300 Los Angeles, CA 90013
Pay to Play!
We have reserved 4 lanes and bowling will start at 3:30pm
(plus shoe rental)

Sing we joyous all together!
Connect-A-Kid will be hosting 2 hours of Karaoke
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We hope you can join us as we celebrate this holiday season!
Please contact us with any questions at: info@aka-socal.org
Happy Holidays!

Association of Korean Adoptees of Southern California
aka-socal.org  |  info@aka-socal.org

Attention All Overseas Korean Adoptees & Adoptive Parents


The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA), a research institute for developing and shaping policy under the Prime Minister’s Office, is conducting a survey on overseas Korean adoptees. The purpose of this survey is to investigate the current status of overseas adult Korean adoptees in order to evaluate and better meet their post adoption service needs. This project is funded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea.

This survey is open to all overseas Korean adoptees and adoptive parents. The questionnaire is in three types: one for adult Korean adoptees (aged 18 years or older), one for teenagers (aged 13~18) and one for Adoptive parents with child(ren) under 12. The survey will take approximately 20~30 minutes to complete.

As a token of appreciation, everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a raffle to win a round-trip plane ticket to Korea (worth 3,000 USD – the first prize for one person) or Korean drama DVDs (the second prize for 5 people). In addition, the two adoption organizations with the most participation are going to receive 500 USD, and the five adoption organizations with the second highest participation will receive Korean drama DVDs.

The online survey address is http://survey.hri87.com/z130093_ado
The survey is due on November 22, 2013.
*Please make sure to note your affiliation with AKA SoCal!*

The main findings of this survey will be published in English and Korean for the public to view. You will be able to check and download the survey report HERE

Thank you for taking the time to participate!