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Land of Gazillion Adoptees Podcast, Episode 4 – Part 2, aka, Grandpa Mark Hagland hearts the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN)

Topics covered in Part 2: adoption professionals, adoptive parents, VERY bad adoption jokes, Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN).

Enjoy.

–>LGA Podcast Mark Hagland Part 2<–

2 Comments on Land of Gazillion Adoptees Podcast, Episode 4 – Part 2, aka, Grandpa Mark Hagland hearts the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN)

  1. Just finished listening to the second part –
    Wonderful to hear Mark, a good friend, speak of the KAAN conference experience. I am a “KAAN-mommy” – who has attended for the past 5 years or so – with our young children in tow. Since they were 3 and 5 KAAN has been the highlight of their summer. Many our closest family friends are adult and teen adoptees and other families who we have met through the conference. We visit each other, celebrate holidays together, and have even traveled together. Its amazing for our kids to have a circle of older mentors in their lives, watching them grow, and available to support them through experiences that we can’t have direct knowledge of as white parents raised by biological families. And, always, its essential for us to hear, respect and learn from the experience of adult adoptees -personally from friends and as conference presenters- even (especially) when it is emotionally challenging, in order to learn to better support our kids.

    Thanks again for a great interview.
    Martha

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