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 an adoptee support group called AdopteeSpeak as well as curating a Storytellers with KatieTheKAD Instagram Live series to discuss adoption-related topics. You can find her on Clubhouse, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Adoptees: Please reach out if you would like to chat or need a friend. Always here for you.