Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland
Welcome! Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland (AKAP) was organized in 2001 as a place for Korean adoptees in the Portland metropolitan area to meet and network. Initially it was called American Korean Adoptees of Portland, but later changed to Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland.
The first meeting was held in 2001 and for a year monthly socials were held. A relationship with the bordering adult adoptee group, AAAW developed to collaborating on the 2003 Portland Adoptee Mini-gathering , 2004 International Adoptee Gathering in Seoul, and the Las Vegas KADapalooza. Monthly socials moved to quarterly events and a planning committee formed to help organize dinners, movie nights, and hikes. Like most groups, life happens and in 2006 AKAP became dormant--but never completely faded. Members continued to receive updates through a distribution list.
Fast forward to 2010...AKAP has received a much needed face lift. There are new faces meeting previous members and in 2010 two socials were held. The first social in November 2010 brought two of the four leadership committee members to AKAP. In December 2010 AKAP hosted the popular holiday party where members brought gifts to donate to Toys for Tots.
AKAP will continue to host social events on a quarterly basis. The goal is to host a monthly event to include giving back to the community, raise awareness, and support other international adoptees and their families. We are rebuilding our distribution list. Go to "CONTACT US" and complete the form. Stay up to date and connect with members, join us on Facebook under "Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland". See you soon!