Stork and Cradle

The mission of Also-Known-As, Inc. is to empower the voice of adult international adoptees, build cultural bridges, transform perceptions of race, and acknowledge the loss of the birth country, culture, language and biological family experienced by international adoptees.

Getting Involved

At the heart of the organization are adult adoptees and friends who give a voice to the international adoptee community by providing innovative post adoption services, educational programs, and community building activities, serving those on their adoption life journey.


Also-Known-As, Inc. is a membership based non-profit organization with no paid staff members. We depend on the commitment of our members to donate their time and resources.

Outside regular participation in our programs and events, we are especially in need of volunteers in the following programs:

  • Administration (Grant writer) - seeking anyone with grant-writing experience to assist us in applications.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in volunteering.

Our Programs

Our programs are based on three principles: Service, Education and Community. We invite you to participate, volunteer or help in planning and administration. Our organization is based in the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area and some programs are local only to this area.

  • Youth mentorship / Teen mentorship - seeking persons who are willing to mentor adopted youth. Commitment of one day each month for nine months. Background check required.
  • Parent Forums / Speakers Bureau - seeking adoptees who are willing to share their experiences at conferences, panel discussions, forums etc.
  • Adoption Forums – seeking adoptees who are willing to assist in the planning of adult adoptee only discussion groups (18+) that are free for members.

Click on the program links to learn how to get involved with our programs.


Also-Known-As, Inc. holds meetings at least once a month open to all to help plan, implement and administer its events and programs. We encourage all members who are interested in becoming more active with our organization.

Board Meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are open to all members of Also-Known-As, Inc.  Please RSVP by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..