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AKA Adoptee Forum | Exploring Birth Search

  • springer publishing 712 Fifth Ave, 32nd Fl New York, NY (map)

This forum for transracial adoptees will explore the unique and varied meaning and significance of search for the participants. Search can be about identity, belonging, birth family, community and numerous other things. Search also can look and feel different for each person and at differing times in life. Forum participants will be invited to think about, and if they choose, to share their thoughts and experiences around search in their lives, in a discussion facilitated by Kacy Ames.

WHO: Adoptees only
WHEN: Monday May 20, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
WHERE: Springer Publishing 11 W 42nd, 15F (Entrance is right on Bryant Park)
COST: FREE for members, $5 for non-members
RSVP: Please send email to Bianca Kuijper

Kacy Ames is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in NYC where she works with individuals, couples and families touched by adoption. She also works with families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in their Foster Care and Adoption Project. Kacy is a Korean American, transracial adoptee. She was adopted through intercountry adoption from Korea. Kacy received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and did her postgraduate training in couples and family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and in adoption therapy at Hunter College School of Social Work. Kacy has facilitated groups for adoptees through Bank Street School, Families with Children from China (FCC), and All Together Now (ATN). She has spoken on themes of adoption at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North America. She was a former columnist for Adoption Today where she wrote on themes of adoption and invited other adoptees to contribute pieces on their experiences relating to adoption.

*** The purpose of Also-Known-As adoptee forums is to create a confidential and safe space for adoptees to discuss personal topics. These forums are only open to international adoptees. While we welcome community supporters, friends, and families of adoptees to many of our events, our forums are closed to non-adoptees. ***