Our Programs

Adoptee Artist Showcase: This event gives members of our community an opportunity to share their talents and work. At previous events, we’ve had musicians, poets, authors, and artists!

2021 Virtual Adoptee Artist Showcase – Carmie Kerr, Claire Mathieson, Darius X, Janine Vance, Kevin Minh Allen, and Rani Weatherby
2018 Adoptee Artist Showcase – Brenda Hunziker, Carolyn Kim Corcoro, Darius X, Janine Vance, Jia Sun Lee, JE Lee, Ming Foxweldon, Patty Sang, Rani Weatherby, and Reshma McClintock

Adoptee Mentorship Program (AMP): The Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington Adoptee Mentorship Program is a group mentoring program that meets once a month on the first Sunday of each month from October to June. The purpose of this program is to cultivate relationships between Asian and Pacific Islander adoptees of various ages, in order to support identity development and build community through engaging activities. Adoption Identity Race and Ethnicity (AIRE) is a discussion session between mentors and mentees. Topics have ranged from birth searches, identity, bullying, family relationships, etc. Parent Adoption Identity Race and Ethnicity (PAIRE) is a parent program, facilitated by AMP Chairs, Mentors, and community volunteers which offers workshops for parents, typically held during AMP programming, approximately three times a year. To see more details and our volunteers, navigate to Adoptee Mentorship Program and AMP Volunteers.

Dialog Series: These events offer a safe space for our community to come together and hold discussions on a variety of topics or events that occur either indirectly or directly affects us as Asian adoptees. Previous topics included birth searches, Black Lives Matter, representation of Asian adoptees, anti-Asian hate/crimes, and more.

Quarterly Events: Each quarter AAAW hosts an event such as a Holiday Party in December, a Spring Potluck in March-April, and a Summer BBQ in August. These events bring our community together where new and current members can socialize, network, and form connections while enjoying the festivities and food at the event!

Monthly Events: On the last Wednesday of each month, AAAW will hold a monthly dinner get-together where new and current members can enjoy a delicious meal, catch up, and learn about what’s happening in the adoptee community! In 2022, we plan to switch up the restaurant each quarter – North, South, and East of Seattle – to allow attendees to enjoy a different Asian cuisine. Additionally, AAAW hosts a virtual Happy Hour and Game Night on the second Thursday of each month!

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