Name: Cade Long
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His
Where do you call home? Knoxville, TN, USA
Tell us a little about yourself. How do you spend your time outside of KAAN?
I enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally, walking and playing with our two dogs, Biscuit and Murphy, I enjoy cooking with local produce and meats, and spending time with my wife.
What is your role on the Advisory Council?
I work with the Engagement Committee.
How did you hear about KAAN? How did you decide to get involved in the AC?
I heard about KAAN through the Asian American Adoptee adoptee group on Facebook. I enjoy helping people and to be able to help fellow adoptees through a difficult journey is amazing.
How many KAAN conferences have you attended?
3... 2 in person and 1 virtual.
What issues/topics related to adoption are you most interested in? (e.g., What types of topics have you presented on or attended at previous KAAN conferences?)
The many Adoptee sessions dealing with our life as a whole.
What do you love most about the KAAN community?
The sense of finally being able to connect to people on a deeper level due to similar experiences.
What a fun or random fact people might not know about you?
People are surprised by my sense of humor.