Association of Korean Adoptees San Francisco (AKASF)


REGION SERVED: San Francisco Bay Area (US)




The Association of Korean Adoptees San Francisco (AKASF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the San Francisco Bay Area Korean Adoptee community. Our mission is to support, educate, and foster community, inspiring people on their life journeys. Our community is diverse and we seek to validate and share these diverse experiences.


In 1997, AKASF began helping adopted Koreans find one another and connect to their Korean heritage, culture, and birthland. Early activities included sharing our experiences by speaking on panels, “Playshops” with adopted children, dragon-boating, and co-sponsoring screenings of groundbreaking films by Deann Borshay Liem. AKASF hosted its 20th Anniversary and the IKAA Annual Convention in the fall of 2017, bringing together over 230 participants. As a newer IKAA organization, we look forward to providing meaningful services/events and continued leadership to the local adoptee community and IKAA.


Monthly meet up events, which have included: writing workshop, summer picnic, Korean cooking class, holiday dinner, adoptee discussion groups, Film screenings, Korean Heritage Night with the SF Giants, and more.

Collaboration and participation with local organizations that support the Adoptee and / or Korean American Community.