Welcome to ASAC

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture officially formed, through a constitution established in 1998, under the name The Alliance for the Study of Adoption, Identity, and Kinship.  ASAC promotes understanding of the experience, institution, and cultural representation of domestic and transnational adoption and related practices such as fostering, assisted reproduction, LGBTQ+ families, and innovative kinship formations.  ASAC considers adoptive kinship to include adoptees, first families, and adoptive kin.  In its conferences, other gatherings, and publications ASAC provides a forum for discussion and knowledge creation about adoption and related topics through interdisciplinary culture-based scholarly study and creative practice that consider many ways of perceiving, interpreting, and understanding adoption.