Adult Korean Adoptee Organizations


KAtCH is a member organization of





International Korean Adoptees Association

IKAA was established to better serve the Korean adoptee community, create a strong communication forum, build global relationships and provide a location where Korean adoptees can turn when in need of a resource. The mission of the IKAA Network is to enrich the global adoption community, promote the sharing of information and resources between adult adoptee associations, strengthen cross-cultural relations and innovate post-adoption services for the broader international adoptee community.

US National Organizations








An adult to youth adoptee mentoring program.



 U.S.A. – By State

Korean Adult Adoptees of Arizona

Korean adult adoptees and their families getting together for friendship and fun.

California (San Francisco) Association of Korean Adoptees – San Francisco

AKA-SF educates San Francisco Bay Area Korean adoptees, their friends and families about Korean culture by collaborating with local Korean-American groups on cultural enrichment events, social gatherings and networking.

District of Columbia – Adoption Links DC

Adoption Links DC connects International adult adoptees in Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia and their respective surrounding areas and to create and maintain professional relationships with other regional and global support groups for International adoptees.


Hawai’i – Korean Adoptees of Hawai’i

Korean Adoptees of Hawai’i (KAHI) is an organization for adult Korean adoptees living in the Aloha State. We invite Korean adoptees, family and friends to join in our activities and programs.

Massachusetts (Boston) – Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc.

Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc. is a Boston/Boston-Metro organization committed to building a community of Adult Adoptees and others in New England area.  We host, sponsor and collaborate on a variety of different events and programming, from panels and workshops to cultural events to casual get-togethers. Out primary goal is to provide a safe space and forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences of our members and the greater community.

Michigan (Western) – West Michigan Adoptees

WMA is an informal group who meets once a month for gatherings at local restaurants. Contact Jackie Frens at

Minnesota – AK Connection

AK Connection serves as a resource for Adult Korean Adoptees in Minnesota.

Nebraska – Nebraska Korean Adoptees

The focus of Nebraska KADs is to bring together Korean adoptees in the Nebraska area. We have found that one of the best resources for Korean adoptees is to spend time with other adoptees. Many Korean adoptees can feel isolated at times. We hope this group helps eliminate those feelings.







New York – Also Known As

The mission of AKANY is to empower the intercountry adoption community, build cultural bridges and transform conversations about race.

Oregon – Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland

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 was later changed to Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland, as it is known today.

Pennsylvania – Korean Adoptee Association of Philadelphia

The Korean Adoptee Association of Philadelphia (KAAP) is an adoptee-led organization dedicated to serving the adult Korean adoptee community in the Philadelphia metropolitan region.

Utah – Utah Korean Adoptees

A casual platform of Korean adoptees who are interested in developing friendships with other adoptees in the Utah community.






Washington – Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington

AAAW is a resource that provides mentoring, fellowship and educational opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander adoptees and the community. Based in Seattle, AAAW is a Federal 501(c)3 status non-profit organization led by an all volunteer Board of Directors.




British Colombia – Asian Adult Adoptees of British Columbia

AAABA (Triple ABC) is dedicated to creating a community of Asian adult adoptees within British Columbia. Within this community Asian adoptees will gain knowledge and an understanding of their culture, traditions, and history. With this education adult adoptees will begin to celebrate their country of origin and take pride in its history and accomplishments – both past and present.