Adoption Touches Many Lives – Adoption Knowledge Affiliates Supports the Triad
By Sharon Munroe
Many of us have been touched by adoption: having adopted children in our families, having been an adoptee or a birth parent who made the tough decision to have their child be adopted by another family.
This “Triad” is supported by one amazing, local non-profit organization Adoption Knowledge Affiliates (AKA). Together members of these three groups come together, along with supportive, adoption professionals each month to hear a guest speaker and participate in support sessions for their own part of the triad.
- Whether you’re seeking to form a family through adoption, seeking information about family members you have been disconnected from or just seeking knowledge about the lifelong issues in adoption, AKA provides helpful information through educational resources, on-going programs, and emotional support.
At their events one will find people of great courage, choosing to sift through past and present perceptions about adoption in order to give voice to the losses, joys and hopes found in adoption’s reality.
AKA is an organization where there is often a broadening of perspective, a change of heart, tears shed and relief found. AKA is a place where people are reaching out and growing stronger.
We’d like to highlight the Monthly Education Meetings, which are are held at Settlement Home, located at 1607 Colony Creek Dr, Bldg. B, Austin, TX.
- There is no charge to attend, but membership and donations are encouraged to fund these educational programs.
At the April 2012 meeting my husband and I were really inspired by Robyn Goebbel, LCSW and president of AKA.
- We learned a great deal about how to talk with our young children about the pending adoption of our foster daughter and us becoming a forever family for her. After that meeting, I elected to choose AKA as our spotlight non-profit for May and to make a donation by sponsoring their newsletter.