Back from a weekend trip to visit family in Ohio. I love my family, but how does the saying go? Something about fish and relatives? I think you get my drift. It was more stressful than fun, so I’m glad to be back home.
Anyhow, I’ve got something more important to talk about – the KAAN Conference. This year it’s in Chicago, at the Wyndham O'Hare Hotel from July 18th through the 20th. There are sessions on all kinds of topics, many tailored to a specific audience: adult adoptees, kids and teens, adoptive parents, and college-aged adoptees. Books for sale, movies, entertainment and great camaraderie round it out.
The KAAN Conference is remarkable, too, for the very fact that it’s still happening ten years after the first conference took place in Los Angeles. Fundraising for a conference like this is no small feat, which is why two authors need a shout-out: Terra Trevor, author of Pushing Up the Sky, and Chris Winston, author of A Euro-American on a Korean Tour at a Thai Restaurant in China. Both Chris and Terra donate the proceeds from their books to KAAN, which no doubt contributes to the conference’s durability. Although both books are available on Amazon.com, I learned recently that Terra’s is out of stock. If you are planning on reading it, please don’t wait – you can order it, and Chris’s book, too, directly from KAAN.
So who’s going? It would be great fun to meet some fellow bloggers there!