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About KatieTheKAD

KatieTheKAD was created by Korean-American adoptee, Katie Gagel, in June 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, and out of an internal cry to seek out more support within the adoptee community.  

KatieTheKAD combines professional and educational experience of working with foster youth, along with communication and teaching degrees to create resources and honest discussion surrounding transracial, transnational, adoptee identity.

KatieTheKAD has served on adoptee-led panels and has been a keynote speaker at local adoption conferences.

Currently, KatieTheKAD hosts a weekly virtual adoptee support group called AdopteeSpeak, is founder of Asian Adoptees of Louisville, engages social media for The Janchi Show, and serves on the board of a local AAPI non-profit in Louisville, KY.  You can find her on Clubhouse, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.