Please spread the word - and come to the conference!!
Don't miss what promises to be a great experience this summer! It's the annual KAAN Conference for adult Korean adoptees, adoptive families, and Korean Americans.
Sheraton Denver Hotel
July 31 - August 2, 2009
This 11th Annual KAAN Conference uniquely brings together all the member groups around Korean adoption. This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado from July 31st through August 2nd. It promises the best sessions ever.
For example, Carissa Woodwyk, an adult Korean adoptee who is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has authored the book Before You Were Mine will talk in a keynote address about the impact of relinquishment on adoptees' psyches; an adult adoptee and a relative by family association will discuss Family Labels and Language and talk about what it means to have to explain one's family on a regular basis; and, in an adult-adoptees-only session, adult adoptees will discuss the face and body image issues that many experience in the session Why I Don't Like My Face. In Meeting a Korean Birthmother and Birthfather, attendees will hear the story of a Korean mother and father who placed their child, have been reunited, and now live in the U.S. Adult adoptees will also be able to come together on the evening of Friday July 31st for an adult-adoptees-and-their-guests-only dinner. Special tracks for kids and teens round out the schedule.
KAAN understands that the economy poses a special challenge this year to individuals and families who would like to attend. The good news is that early-bird registration has been extended through July 15. At only $199 for a Friday evening through Sunday mid-day event, the conference remains an extremely reasonably priced event for anyone with experience around Korean adoption. Partial registration is also possible, and reasonable airfares are available.
For more information and to register, go to the KAAN Conference website at:
See you in Denver!