Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Asian Cultural Events

Here are some Asian cultural events from around the region. If you know of any other events please send us an email or leave a comment.

8th Annual Asian Festival
It's that exciting time of the year again, on behalf of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, we are proud to invite you to our Coalition's 8th Annual Asian Festival; an event that showcases a vibrant array of Asian Cultures. With no entrance fee, all are welcome to come and enjoy the entertainment. This event is made possible through generous donations and volunteer efforts. SEAC would greatly appreciate your sponsorship of this event.
When: Sunday June 26 12:00-6:00pm
Where: Worcester, MA

Join us at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza to witness the exciting sport of dragon boat racing on the Connecticut River!  This 11 year old event is comprised of two full days of dragon boat racing accompanied by a culture-rich Asian Festival – complete with authentic Asian cuisine, an Asian beer garden and a full schedule of cultural entertainment, activities for children and martial arts demonstrations.  A full schedule of entertainment and activities and more information will be available as the event date gets closer.
When: August 20-21
Where: Hartford, CT Riverfront

AKF Sweden 25th Anniversary IKAA Gathering and Annual Convention – August 12-14, 2011 – Come be a part of AKF’s 25th Anniversary celebration.  It’s one of the oldest Korean adoptee organizations in the world.

Come celebrate children from near and far at Holt’s annual picnic in Lakewood, NJ. All are welcome! There will be a special meet-and-greet session for new and prospective adoptive families to talk with Holt staff about adoption. There will also be fun children’s activities and special programming — for all ages. Bring a friend, a picnic lunch for your family, family photos, and be prepared for a day of fun, food, friends all in the spirit of celebrating adoption. Adult Adoptees are welcome!
When: September 6th, 2008 11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Where: Lakewood, NJ
Volunteers needed! If you want to help out, email Sally Dunbar or call: (888)355.HOLT ext.137.

Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington 15th Anniversary Mini-Gathering, September 15-18, 2011 – Seattle, WA – AAAW is celebrating 15 years of service to not only the Korean adoptee community of Seattle, but the Asian adoptee community. On behalf of Asian Adult Adoptees of WA I'd like to invite those on the East Coast to consider visiting us in Seattle, WA. We hope to have about 150 asian adoptees present, many will be firster time and veterns, and we love to meet new ppl!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Voices: A Collection of Works from Asian Adoptees

Interested in reading varying adult adoptee perspectives on the adoption experience? Check out the recently published, More Voices: A Collection of Works from Asian Adoptees, Edited by Susan Soonkeum Cox*
or the book that inspired More Voices, Voices From Another Place: A Collection of Works from A Generation Born in Korea and Adopted to Other Countries, Edited by Susan Soon-Keum Cox.

Do you have a book about adoption that spoke to you, moved you or caused you to think about your own experiences? If so, please leave a comment with the title and what you liked about it so others can check it out.

*KT King contributed to More Voices (That is her artwork on the cover) and appologizes for shamelessly plugging this extraordinary collection of essays, poems and artwork ;-)

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Collection of One

This is an incredibly beautiful and moving installation piece by artist, Leanne (Suki) Leith. She is a Korean Adult Adoptee living in Korea.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Interview With Kourtni Rader

Kourtni Rader, Adult Adoptee Outreach Director at Holt International, is leading the 2011 Holt/Bethany Korea Adult Adopt Tour this month. Kourtni will be blogging about her experiences during the tour at Holt / Bethany Korea Adult Adoptee Tour 2011. I asked Kourtni a few questions about her role as Outreach Director and the Holt/Bethany Korea Adult Adoptee Tour.

AACT: Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role as Adult Adoptee Outreach Director.

KR: Thanks Kim for the opportunity to share the Adult Adoptee Tour and a bit about myself and work at Holt with your audience. I was adopted from Star of the Sea Orphanage in Incheon, South Korea as a toddler. I grew up in Michigan and one of 12 children. My parents adopted 11 children, international and domestic.  

Friday, May 13, 2011


Hello and welcome to Adult Adoptee Connecticut.

It is my hope that AACT will become a thriving community for international adoptees. Although, AACT is a Connecticut based group, all international adoptees regardless of where you are from are welcome to join the conversation.

This blog will provide adoptee related topics, information, and resources. The success of this blog will be in its members and their willingness to partake in the discussion and to shape the direction that AACT moves in. If you have a suggestion, comment or just want to say hello click below to leave a comment. You can also send an email to adultadopteect(at)gmail(dot)com.