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Adoptive Families: Enter AF’s 2011 cover photo contest!!

Posted by lecrowder in Home on 08 11th, 2011

One grand-prize winner will win a digital camera and be featured on the cover of Adoptive Families! Eight finalists will receive 8″x8″ Shutterfly Photo Books and be featured in the magazine.

Plus, a GIVEAWAY for all contest entrants! Everyone who enters AF’s 2011 Cover Photo Contest will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a free, self-created Shutterfly wall calendar.

You can enter in ONE of two ways:


Entries must be postmarked or uploaded by August 29, 2011, so start snapping now—and watch for winners in our November issue and on

By submitting an entry, you agree to the official rules. Because the 2011 Cover Photo Contest is subject to local, state, and federal regulations, unfortunately, only U.S. residents are permitted to enter. We encourage families living in Canada or other countries to upload their great photos to the Canada Adoptive Families photo album or other themed albums on our online community, Throughout the year, we periodically feature photos uploaded to AdoptiveFamiliesCircle in the pages, and on the cover, of Adoptive Families magazine.

GIVEAWAY: Seven randomly selected contest entrants will receive prizes. Submitting more than one photo will not increase your chances of winning the drawing. No purchase necessary. Good luck!

Asian Adoptees and Post-Adoption Services in Massachusetts: Data from Providers and Reflections from Adult Adoptees

Posted by FAN Admin in FAN Announcements, Home on 08 9th, 2011

Nate James Bae Kupel is an adopted Korean who recently completed his graduate studies at University of Massachusetts Boston. His research looked at the need for post adoption services specifically for adult adoptees. The agencies and most adult adoptees were located in New England area.

Institute for Asian American Studies Publications

Document Type

Research Report

Publication Date



Asian adoptees, adoption


Asian American Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society


In the summer of 2009, the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston in consultation with Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc. (BKA), commenced a project aimed at documenting post-adoption services and programs available to Asian adoptees, principally Korean, in Massachusetts and assessing their content and relevance. In the first part of the project, a questionnaire was sent to providers of post-adoption services and program currently available requesting information about their services—number, content, clientele, resources, and staffing. In addition providers were asked to comment on the frequency of requests for services and on challenges faced in offering them. The project’s second part focused on learning from adult adoptees about their personal experiences with post-adoption services. Discussion groups with adoptees gave them an opportunity to discuss the importance of these services during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

This report presents the findings from the survey and discussions, after providing some brief background information about the history and magnitude of Asian adoptions in the United States. It concludes with recommendations on how service providers and other organizations can better address adoptees’ interests through improving and expanding services and by working in collaboration with each other, the adult adoptee community, and the Asian American community at large.


This project was made possible in part by the Public Service Grant Program of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Recommended Citation

Kupel, Nathan James Bae, “Asian Adoptees and Post-Adoption Services in Massachusetts: Data from Providers and Reflections from Adult Adoptees” (2010). Institute for Asian American Studies Publications. Paper 4.

Posted by lecrowder in Home on 08 3rd, 2011


Amigo the Movie premieres August 19th

Posted by FAN Admin in Back To Our Roots, Events, Home on 08 2nd, 2011

Amigo – The Movie


Acclaimed writer-director John Sayles examines the forgotten history of the Philippine-American War in his new film, AMIGO. When Rafael Dacanay’s (Joel Torre) rural village in the Philippines is occupied by American troops hunting for Filipino guerillas, he comes under pressure to collaborate from both the blood-and-guts Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper) and the head of the local guerillas, his brother Simón (Ronnie Lazaro). Rafael must carefully make the near-impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by civilians in an occupied country.

Request to have it shown in your city if it is not on this list.

Opening night is August 19th!