2018.10.19: The December 2nd Korean cooking class is sold out! We have opened up a wait list - sign up through the event on the event page. If we have any cancellations, we will start moving people off the wait list in the order they signed up (regardless of membership status).  


2018.10.19: 4 days until "Re: Home" at BAAFF! Free/pay what you want at the door, but if you know you're going, our advice is to pre-register via the BAAFF website (their screenings tend to sell out).

A BKA member is organizing a dinner with Glenn and Julia Morey, directors of "Side By Side: Out of a Korean Orphanage" the Sunday night before at Seoul Soulongtang (Allston) at 6pm. 

Also... BAAFF started yesterday! The film we're co-presenting is one of many films in the lineup this year.

2018.10.7: BKA is excited to announce that it will be co-presenting at the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) this year!  We are thrilled to be co-presenting the Korean Adoption-themed shorts lineup "Re: Home" on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7pm at the Pao Center in Chinatown.  This will include Glenn and Julia Morey's "Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage," Eric Elizaga's "The Beach House," Matthew Kaundart's "Dear Mother," and Mina Fitzpatrick's "A Letter for Sang Ah".  For more information, check out the BAAFF webpage.   2018.08.28:  Great to see everyone at the BBQ at the beginning of August! 


Our next two events are the August Discussion Group in Boston on the 30th (we'll be discussing the role of language in our lives and identities) and the Annual Meeting/Chuseok Dinner the second weekend of October.  Also stay tuned on social media for potential family-focused programming and perhaps an excursion or two. 


2018.04.16: Upcoming events - April and May discussion groups, happy hour in April and a dinner in May. Stay tuned for more details!

2018.02.25: The location of the Planning Meeting for the Discussion groups has changed!  It will be in Allston (not downtown Boston).  Please contact Laura for more details.

2018.02.18:  새해 복 많이 받으세요!  Happy New Year!


Great to see everyone who came to our Lunar New Year dinner last night.  


Stay tuned for more events to be posted soon.  Also, if you're interested in providing input and helping us plan for this year's discussion group series, we're holding a planning meeting on Monday, February 26th.  2017.1.30: Save the date!  Saturday, February 17 for our Lunar New Year Dinner!  More details to come soon!


2017.11.18: Congrats and welcome to BKA's board for 2018! 


President: Sarah O'Neill

Vice President: Kyra Davies

Treasurer: Brendan Freeman

Clerk: Laura Knuttenen

Librarian: Jenny Lee

Board at Large: Timothy Rehberg, Christina Nyren


Also, a big thank you and tip of the hat to departing board members Tony Cova (Co-President), Becky Kay (Membership Director), Danielle Decoteau (Treasurer) and Breanne Wagner (Secretary).  

Want to get involved with BKA this year?  Contact us at bkadoptee@yahoo.com for more information.

Happy New Year from your friends at BKA! 
2017.11.04: Great to see everyone at the Annual Meeting tonight!  Hope you enjoyed the neverending Korean BBQ.  Also, thank you to the membership for voting in the election. For those who didn't make it tonight, there will be an online ballot.  Stay tuned to your email and social media for when that goes online.

Also, stay tuned for more BKA programming coming later in the year.       

2017.10.22:  Nominations for BKA's 2018 board are now open.  Board Members must be full members and must be nominated by full members (can self-nominate).  Members, please log into the website to access the nomination form.


2017.09.27: BKA is thrilled to announce that it is co-presenting 'AKA Seoul" at the Boston Asian American Film Festival this October. The film will be shown at the Paramount Theater in Downtown Boston at 9:30 on Friday, October 20th.


2017.09.03: Registration is open for dumpling making next Sunday.  The restaurant needs numbers by the end of the week so register soon to make sure this class runs!


Also - Chuseok is October 3-5 this year. Stay tuned for the date of BKA's Chuseok celebration and annual meeting!


2017.08.07: Come join us for bowling this Thursday!  Have some fun with some of your BKA programs while supporting BKA programming. 

2017.07.29: Discussion group is this Thursday! Join us in Downtown Boston to discuss "Stereotypes of Adoption and the Effects of Misunderstanding."


2017.07.15:  Summer BBQ is tomorrow!  Come on over to the Arsenal Park in Watertown for some outdoor grilling, corn hole and general good times.  This event is family-friendly and open to everyone.


2017.07.15: Discussion group met at the end of June.  Stay tuned for the next one around the end of the summer/early fall.

 2017.07.13: Great to see folks at our May Happy Hour this past Thursday!  Stay tuned for more events this summer!

 2017.01.11: For those of you on social media, don't forget to check out our Facebook page!  BKA members are making excursions to a couple area events this and next month and we'd love for you to join us!


2017.01.05:  It's 2017!  Have you updated your membership?




2016.11.8: Last chance to register for Team BKA! We're putting together a team for Family Volunteer Day in Dorchester, where we will spend the morning helping the Boston Public Schools by assembling STEM kits.


Update: the team deadline has passed - looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday in Dorchester for some fun team- and community-building!  If anyone else is interested, the event also accepts individual attendee registrations.


2016.10.23: Great to see everyone at Chuseok on the 15th and at our field trip to the Boston Asian American Film Festival this past weekend!  Stay tuned for an informal event or two in November...


2016.10.16: Are you a dues-paying member who missed the Annual Meeting but still wants to vote? Email us at info [at] bkadoptee.org and we'll send you a ballot. (and thanks!)


2016.08.24: Check out Tony's Chromatic Progression blog post about Kpop and how he connected with his Asian identity.



Join us on October 15 for our Annual Meeting. We're going to meet for dinner at Sura in Medford for all-you-can-eat Korean food, voting, and Chuseok celebration.


2016.07.19: An anonymous writer talks about their initial experiences with connecting with the KAD community and their thoughts about traveling to Korea for the first time.

We're heading to Meju Davis tomorrow for food, drink and a discussion on food and drink culture and etiquette in Korea.


2016.06.27:  Great turnout for the BBQ!  Over 30 people showed up to Arsenal Park in Watertown ths past weekend for grilled foods and family fun.  Let's do this again next year!


2016.06.09: Thanks to everyone who came out to Jillian's this past Tuesday for bowling, food and conversation.  


2016.05.07: Happy Mother's Day!  In honor of the day, BKA Treasurer Danielle and Guest Contributor Steve Kalb talk about parenting as KADS.2016.05/16:  Join BKA on June 7th for our Bowling Fundraiser!  Hang out with your local KAD friends and bowl a few rounds, while helping BKA raise some funds to support our programming and services for the year.  


Can't come, but want to make a donation anyhow?  


As a completely volunteer-run non-profit, we thank you!


2016.03.23: If you're interested in cooking, sign up for the second class on 4/16 (same menu!).


2016.02.28: There are more events coming up in March and April than fit on the 'Upcoming Events' feed on this page!  Check out our events page for the full listing (there may be a few more on their way).  We're looking forward to learning how to make Korean food, seeing a concert, meeting over dinner and the launch of BKAChats!


2016.02.20:  Newest blog post is up! Jacqueline talks about her journey.


2016.02.07: Announcing two BKA programs.

  • BKAChats, a new discussion group sponsored by BKA. We're excited to offer this casual, attend-as-you-want space where our community can come together to discuss topics important to them.  Hoping to have the inaugural session in March - stay tuned to our events page for the date, time and location.
  • BKA Translation, an opportunity for BKA members to have letters and other documents translated from Korean to English. A big thank you to Ms. Shim, our volunteer translator. Please see our translation page for more details.  2016.02.20:  Great to see everyone at LNY!  Thanks for venturing out in the bitter cold for sushi and socializing (and Cowboy Bebop playing on the screen behind us!).

2016.01.26: Let's ring in the year of the Monkey on Friday, February 13 at Hojoko in Boston!  Check out the events page for more details and registration. 

2015.12.11: Newest blog post is up! Do you cook Korean food at home or with friends? Laura talks about making Kimchi Chigae at home. 


BKA is going bowling in May!

Check out the events page for more details!


(posted 4/26/15)



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May and July books posted for KADtalk.  Did you know KADtalk meets every other month on the first Thursday of the month? 


They sometimes have add-on events too...


(posted 3/10/15)


BKA is going bowling in May!

Check out the events page for more details!


(posted 4/26/15)


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May and July books posted for KADtalk.  Did you know KADtalk meets every other month on the first Thursday of the month? 


They sometimes have add-on events too...


(posted 3/10/15)

May and July books posted for KADtalk.  Did you know KADtalk meets every other month on the first Thursday of the month? 


They sometimes have add-on events too...


(posted 3/10/15)


Join us for the for a fundraiser and social on March 26 in Harvard Square. Hang out with your friends while supporting BKA. Unos in Cambridge will donate 15% of all orders placed with the BKA coupon to BKA.  We'd love to see you!  


The coupon can be used all day, so you can also use it for takeout and meals not related to the event itself.  Thanks!  (posted 3/10/15)


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New Board profiles are up on the Leadership page! (updated 1/27/15)



KADtalk will meet in February and it's open to everyone!  We're watching a KAD documenary.  Check out our events page for more details.  (updated 1/27/14)


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Fun times at the holiday party!  Next quarterly event: Lunar New Year on 2/28/15 at 6:30pm in Medford. More details soon!  (updated 1/27/14)BKA is excited to announce our Board of Directors/Leadership Team for this year! 

  • Co-Presidents:  Tony Cova, Sarah O'Neill
  • Treasurer:Danielle Godon-Decoteau
  • Clerk:  Laura Knuttenen
  • Secretary: Alice MacMillan
  • Board Members: Oh-Mee Howard, Breanne Wagner, Jenny Lee, Becky Kay
A big thank you to outgoing President Nathan Bae Kupel and Board Members Chris Albrizio-Lee and Mark Zastrow, for all of their dedication, hard work and collaborations over the last few years.  BKA salutes them!
New board profiles will be up on the website in 2015.  
Thank you to everyone who voted!  BKA couldn't do what it does without its members and supporters.  

Great to see everyone at the Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner on the 18th.  For those full members who did not make it, please log into your account on this website to access the 2015 BKA Board slate and cast your vote!  Voting will remain open until Saturday 10/25/14.  Thanks!  (updated 10/21/14)

BKA is currently looking for a few new board members to run on the 2015 slate.  Nomination form will be up by the end of the week.  Curious about what it takes to be on the leadership team?  Come to an informal, low-stress, low-commitment meeting on Wednesday evening (10/8) and chat with us about what it means to get involved with BKA.  See the events page to sign up (you can also walk-in... again... super informal).  (updated 10/4/14)

Check out our events page for newly-posted upcoming events.  Included: KADtalk October and a September dinner at Fugyaku Restaurant in Coolidge Corner.  (updated 8/11/14)


What's your story? Tell it through word and video. Submit your Digital Story today. Click here for more information. (updated 1/8/14)


BKA is planning a couple informal events in the upcoming months, now that the weather is warmer. Check out our events page for two happy hour mixers in July & more to come! (updated 5/20/14)  Thanks for coming out - great to see everyone!


Thanks for joining us at the 8th annual Dessert Fundraiser! Fun time, great food, an awesome cause. We thank you for your support. See you next year!  (updated 5/2/14)


Join us for the 8th Annual Dessert Fundraiser. Meet new people, hang out with friends and enjoy lots of treats while supporting four local Asian-American organizations - the Activist Training Institute, the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), the Asian and Pacific Islander Movement - Boston (API-Movement) and, of course, BKA. To find out more, click visit our calendar of events or click here.  
Register for #BKA14 today! The #BKA14 Planning Committee has decided to extend the early bird rate for one additional week. You can get the early bird rate until Tuesday, April 22nd at midnight. (updated 4/16/14) Note: Early Bird rate ended on 4/22/14. The Spring/Regular rate is $150 - still not too shabby for a 3-day conference at a 4-star hotel in downtown Boston!

Register for #BKA14 today! The early bird rate ends less than a week today, on 4/15/14, at which point the registration rate will go up $50. Also, all early-bird registrants will be entered into a drawing for an upgrade on their hotel room at the Omni Parker House Hotel for the duration of their conference stay! (updated 4/10/14)

Great to see those who came to bowling on Saturday. Great way to celebrate the end of March! Our next outing will be to the Stonyfield Farm 5k, for those who want to run, walk or attend the harvest fair. (updated 3/31/14)

#BKA14 Registration is now live! Click here. Join us at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Downtown Boston 8/14/14-8/17/14 and various other locations throughout Boston for a weekend of storytelling, learning, eating and fun. (updated 2/15/14) Thanks to everyone who attended yesterday's Open Dialogue Workshop? Did you like it? (updated 3/2/14)

Join BKA for its Open Dialogue Workshop on March 1. Come talk about issues and ask questions that have been on your mind and give this fascinating discussion format a try. See our events page for more details. Also there, info on upcoming KADtalk meetings and our August anniversary conference. (updated 2/25/14) 
Announcing the conference hotel for #BKA14! Our Anniversary Conference will be held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston. Check out our conference webpages for the more details and the newest video.

Less than 8 months until the conference. Want to get involved? We're looking to add capacity to some of our conference committees. Contact us at info@bkadoptee.org. (updated 1/7/14)


The #BKA14 Call for Proposals has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a workshop proposal. The Content Committee is currently reviewing materials and will be contacting everyone who sent in a proposal within the next few weeks. (updated 1/7/14)


Join us for our annual Seollal (Lunar New Year) dinner at Chung Ki Wa restaurant in Medford on Saturday, February 1 at 6pm. Read more and RSVP/register here. (updated 1/27/14) Note: Thanks to everyone who came!  It was really fun!



The deadline for the #BKA14 Call for Proposals has been extended to January 1, 2014. Submit your workshop proposal today! (updated 12/4/13) Note: CFP closed 1/1/14. Thanks for all of the workshop proposals!

Thanks again to everyone - planning committee, volunteers, those of you who donated goods and services and shoppers - who made the tag sale this past weekend such a huge success! Hope everyone had a fun time and found an item or two that you can enjoy. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the BKA Anniversary Conference in August 2014. Thanks again! (updated: 10/21/13)  Note: CFP closed 1/1/14. Thanks for all of the workshop proposals!  

Now open! #BKA14 announces TWO calls for the 2014 conference: the Call for Proposals (CFP) and the Digital Story Project (DSP). Click here for more details and to see our newest video. (updated: 10/1/13)

Great November KADtalk meeting! The next meeting will be December 5th and will be discussing Eleana Kim's Adopted Territory. 


Dues-paying member?  Haven't voted yet? Log into your account at the top right of the page to access the 2014 BKA Board Ballot and cast your vote for next year's leadership! Ballot will be open until Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  (updated 10/11/13). 

Just a reminder that the BKA Tag Sale will be on Saturday, 10/19/13 from 10-3 at the East Boston Community Center. Available for sale will be everything from clothing to furniture to home decor to toys. Swing by to pick up that item you always wanted for a good price. All proceeds will be used to support the #BKA14 Anniversary Conference. (updated 10/11/13)

Great to see everyone at the Chuseok Dinner and Annual Meeting on September 21st! Our next events will be on 11/7 (October KADtalk meeting), 10/19 (tag sale) and 11/16/13 (Game Night). Check out our Programs and Events/Calendar for more details and for information how to register. (updated 9/24/13)


KADtalk: A BKA Reading Group's next book is Don Lee's The Collective. Join us on 10/10 for coffee and conversation about this fascinating book. (Folks new to the group should email bookclub@bkadoptee.org to introduce themselves prior to attending... thanks!) (updated 9/24/13)


BKA is excited to announce that it will host its Anniversary Conference from August 14-17, 2014. It's been 15 years since we were founded and 10 years as a non-profit organization!  Come celebrate with us in 2014! Click here to for our "Save the Date." We'll post more updates soon! (updated 8/17/13)


Join us for our Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner. Attend our annual business meeting, vote for next year's BKA board and celebrate the Korean fall holiday with your BKA friends. Register here.

Do you want to increase your involvement with BKA? Have you ever thought about running for a seat on the Board of Directors? Now's your chance! We are now accepting nominations for our fall Board Elections. We have one officer position and one Board position open. Want to learn more? Click here. Nominate yourself or a friend! (updated 8/12/13)

Great to see everyone at Patbingsoo on Saturday and hope everyone had fun! (updated 7/29/13)

Check out our Events page for upcoming August programs and events. (updated 7/29/13)

BKA's Book Club is back! First meeting will be 8.19.13 at 7pm in Harvard Square. Check out our Events Page for more details. Want to join us? Email bookclub@bkadoptee.org to RSVP and get more details. (updated 7/5/13)

A couple new events have been posted on the Events Page: book club meeting, Red Sox Game, and Patbingsoo/Game Night.  (updated 7/16/13). 


The rainstorms held off for a few hours, at least, letting BKA have its first rain-free BBQ in over three years. Great to see everyone who made it out to Larz Anderson Park on their 4th of July weekend! (updated 7/8/13)The next event will be the Annual Summer BBQ at the Lars Anderson Park on July 7 at 10am. Email eventscoordinator@bkadoptee.org to RSVP.4.22.13: Dessert Fundraiser this weekend! (updated 6/13/13)


Early-stage planning is underway for this year's Dessert Fundraiser! Want to get involved in the planning committee?  Contact Nikki at nikki@bkadoptee.org (updated 2/20/13)


Thanks to everyone who attended the BKA 2014 Conference planning meeting on the 26th! A lot of good ideas were shared and we are excited to incorporate them into our planning. Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the Phase 2 Planning Committee! (updated 1/31/13)


New Board Terms start! Please welcome Nikki Rizzo and Mark Zastrow to the 2012 Board. Also, please join in thanking Nancy Yen and Leah Driska for their dedicated service to BKA and wishing them well in their future endeavors. (updated 1/1/13)




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