International Korean Adoptee Associations

Association of Korean Adoptees – SoCal

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Official Organization NameAssociation of Korean Adoptees of Southern California (AKA SoCal)

Location / Region ServedLos Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara

Year Founded1994

Member of IKAA Network Since: 2013

Mission Statement: AKA SoCal’s mission is to provide emotional, social, and cultural support for Korean adoptees and their associates; increase awareness and understanding of transracial adoption; serve as a link between Korean adoptees, the Korean-American community; and create an international network of Korean Adoptees.

Brief HistoryIn July 1994, Jo Rankin, SoYun Roe and Basil Zanda established the Association of Korean Adoptees (AKA-SoCal) in Los Angeles, CA, a non-profit, independent, and secular group of Korean adoptees and their associates.

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