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Adoptee Hub Annual Fundraiser Panel Discussion With Side by Side Project Participants

Saturday
Nov 07
4:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Location: Online, via Zoom

Registration: Click here

Adoptee Hub invites you to preview Side by Side, a documentary produced and directed by Korean Adoptee Glenn Morey and his wife, Julie Morey. Adoptee Hub will be featuring a panel discussion with perspectives from three of the adoptee participants of the Side by Side Project. A link for the film will be sent out to attendees one week prior to the event date. It is recommended attendees watch the film prior to the live panel discussion on the day of the event.

Registration for the event also includes:

• Door Prizes
• Silent Auction
• Giveaways
• Performance by JangmiArts Players

Birth Search Series Session 1

Saturday
Sep 19
2:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Additional Info: Separate Registrations Will Be Required For Both Events.

Location: Online, via Zoom

Event Summary: Click here

Adoptee Hub is pleased to present its Birth Search Series

Searching for your biological family can be daunting for people who don’t know where to start or are unsure of the questions that need to be asked. The process is different for every adoptee, but there are common steps that most should follow. Adoptee Hub will provide these guidelines, including which organizations to partner with during your search. This series is broken into two sessions.

The first session will focus on the process of starting and executing a birth search. We are pleased to feature our CEO and Founder, Ami Nafzger, as she provides a ’How-To’ on everything birth search during a virtual information session on September 19, 2020, at 2:00 PM CDT. If you are considering starting your own journey or are in the process of one, this may be of assistance to you. We will offer a Q&A session immediately following.

Living in Korea Viewpoints From Adoptees

Saturday
Aug 22
7:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Location: Online, via Zoom

Event Summary: Click here

Are you curious about what it’s like to live in South Korea? Wondering what the day-to-day norms are including specific pros and cons? Have you ever considered moving there, but are unsure where to begin planning? Register today for our ’Living In Korea’ virtual event where four Korean adoptees share their advice and tips they’ve learned from their experiences along the way.

F4 Visa Information Session About F4 Visa and Dual Citizenship

Saturday
Aug 08
7:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Location: Online, via Zoom

Event Summary: Click here

Join Adoptee Hub and G.O.A’L to learn more about how to obtain an F4 Visa and/or Dual Citizenship.

Joo-Hoon Schneider from G.O.A’L will be available immediately following the informational session to answer your questions.

The Ugly Model Movie Event

Saturday
Jul 18
1:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Location: Online, via Zoom

Event Summary: Click here

This film examines the paradox of the handsome male model who feels unattractive, ashamed and emasculated because of his Asian ethnicity. Why does Kevin then choose to be a male model where validation is based on his physical appearance?

Birth Search 101 Session 3: The Reunion

Saturday
May 16
2:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees

Additional Info: Registration For This Event Has Closed

Location: Online, via Zoom

Adoptee Hub is pleased to present the third part of our Birth Search Series - showcasing a panel of adoptees who have reunited with their birth families through various searching methods. They will discuss emotional responses, as well as what to expect if a reunification were to happen.

Birth Search 101 Session 2: Follow up

Saturday
Apr 25
2:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Additional Info: This Is A Free Event. Duration 2 Hours

Location: Online

Event Summary: Click here

The second session of our Birth Search seminar will focus on adoptee questions and comments. If you have questions regarding the information that is given, please write them down and you will have a chance to ask them during this session.

If you wish to share your own birth search story, this is the time and place to do so.

Registration for the first event will automatically sign you up for both events.

Birth Search 101 Session 1 - Introduction

Saturday
Apr 18
2:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Additional Info: This Is A Free Event. Duration 1-2 Hours

Event Summary: Click here

Adoptee Hub is pleased to present an educational series on the Birth Search process. The first session will focus on the process of starting and executing a birth search.

Searching for your biological family can be daunting for people who don’t know where to start or are unsure of the questions that need to asked. The process is different for every adoptee but there are common steps that most adoptees follow Adoptee Hub will provide guidance on the steps to follow and which organizations to partner with in your search.

If you are thinking of searching or in the process of a birth search, this event may be of assistance. Please join us as our Chief Executive Officer provides guidance and tips on how to conduct a birth search.

Please note that this is an informational session ONLY. Follow up questions will be addressed at the next session.

RSVP REQUIRED: Adoptee Hub is using a Zoom meeting for this event. Registration using your email is REQUIRED (preferably your Zoom email address).

Online Campaign for Adoptee Citizenship Adoptees for Justice and Adoptee Hub

Adoptee Hub believes all American adoptees have a right to be a U.S. Citizen. Please support the inclusion of the deported adoptee community in the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019. This petition is in partnership with Adoptees For Justice.

Adoptee Hub supports Adoptees for Justice in asking people to sign a petition that urges U.S. legislators and the adoptee community to support the inclusion of the deported adoptee community in the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019.

Reason: Due to a loophole in the Childhood Citizenship Act of 2000, U.S. citizenship may not have been secured for these individuals born before 1983 and were adopted into this country as children by U.S. citizen parents.

Resolution: If passed, the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 will grant automatic citizenship retroactively to adoptees who were not naturalized by their adoptive parents.

To sign the petition:

Adoptees Count! 2020 Census Campaign

The 2020 Census is underway! You will receive your forms by April 1, 2020 and will have until April 15, 2020 to return the form. Participation is required by law. An accurate count is critical for our community since the results will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

When completing the census, it is important to write in ’Other Asian – Korean Adoptee’ and nothing else.

DO NOT write in ’KAD’ or anything else. Nobody from the census office will understand the acronym.

A unified response will allow Korean adoptees to be recognized and counted, allowing for the possibility for more funding to be allocated to organizations that support our community.

Supporting the 2019 Adoptee Citizenship Act Adoptees for Justice and Adoptee Hub

Friday
Feb 28
12:00 AM CST

Audience: Community

Other Date Info: 2020/10/12

Location: Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Thanks to Josh and Chao at Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s office (D MN-4) for meeting with us this morning about the 2019 Adoptee Citizenship Act, MN leadership on immigration reform, and the importance of reaching across the aisle. We hope to work together to protect the rights of thousands of Minnesotan adoptees whose families were formed through international adoption.

Current and Recent Events

Birth Search Series Session 2: 325Kamra and President Linda Papi Rounds

Saturday
Oct 03
2:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Additional Info: Separate Registrations Will Be Required For Both Events.

Location: Online, via Zoom

Event Summary: Click here

Adoptee Hub is pleased to present, in partnership with 325Kamra and President Linda Papi Rounds, an information session to help you understand and interpret the components of your DNA.

If you are considering starting the DNA process or have already initiated one, this session may be helpful. We will offer a Q&A session immediately following. Please submit your questions when registering.

2019 Events

Adoptee Citizenship Panel Be part of the discussion on one of the most important issues facing international adoptees today, citizenship.

Saturday
Dec 07, 2019
3:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Community

Location: Rondo Community Library, 461 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55103

Event Summary: Click here

Adoptee Hub and Adapted Podcast invite you to be part of the discussion on one of the most important issues facing international adoptees today, citizenship. There are several thousand individuals adopted internationally by American citizens between 1948 and 2016 that may not have received their U.S. citizenship and who face many barriers including possible deportation.

Today, many live in fear because of an immigration loophole and its subsequent fix that has still not protected all adoptees. Come hear more about the issue, proposed bipartisan bills in Congress, and what resources are available.

Panelists: Greg Luce, attorney, Adoptee Rights Law Center
Leah, impacted adoptee
Taneka Jennings, adoptee rights advocate, Adoptees For Justice

Moderator: Kaomi Goetz, Adapted Podcast

Found in Korea An adoptee movie, in partnership with Adoptee Hub.

Saturday
Nov 02, 2019
3:00 PM CST

Audience: Adoptees, Family, Friends, Community

Additional Info: Tickets Additionally Sold At Door. Silent Auction, Drawings, And Giveaways.

Location: Mounds View Community Center, Mounds View, MN

Event Summary: Click here

Adoptee Hub invites you to a private showing of “Found in Korea”, an adoptee produced film. The producer will be here from New York to discuss her film. Discussion will include a dinner and dialogue along with trained facilitators. This will provide a safe and comfortable place to share personal adoption stories.

The film begins after 35 years, Korean adoptee Nam Holtz, an actress and dancer, returns to her birth country.