IT STARTS WITH A DREAM
Maybe you’ve dreamed about a heritage journey for years, or perhaps have recently begun thinking about it. We are available to answer your questions, discuss your dream, and provide information for you to consider as the dream takes shape.
WE’RE DETAILED & FLEXIBLE
You can relax and focus on the amazing experiences and emotions this trip brings. You can trust us to be on top of all the details! Plus, we’ll build in free time as well as flexibility so that you can do the things YOU want to do without worry.
IT CONTINUES AS A PLAN
Adoptive Family Travel works with adoptees and their families to design trips that visit the sites, and provide opportunities for unique, authentic experiences. Families often connect with people and places important to them like orphanages, birth hospitals, places of finding, foster homes, caregivers & birth family.
STRONG SUPPORT 24/7
You will have our full team at your disposal–a logistical genius, an adoption specialist, our in-country team, and English speaking local guides and translators. We offer optional Connect & Chat for adoptees and Talk Time for parents. Ties offers the most supportive way to experience your birth country.
IT IS A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Adoptees and their families often tell us they feel like the trip was planned “just for their family” even when traveling with one of our flagship Ties or Ties Lite groups. That is our goal for each and every traveler on this journey of identity.
YOU’LL CREATE COMMUNITY
It is impossible to overstate the importance of adoptees traveling with other adoptees, or families traveling with other families.
It provides community, resources, friendships, and STRONG bonds through shared experience.
While we strongly believe in adoptees and their families traveling with a group, we know it isn’t always possible. Should you prefer to travel as an individual family, or with another family you know, we are here to help. We will be happy to arrange hotels, transportation, guides/translators, sightseeing, and adoption related visits.
In many of the countries we serve, it is possible to do a birth family search. Frankly, there have been many more reunions for international adoptees than we ever thought possible when we started a quarter of a century ago.
We are happy to help you locate a searcher and explain the process. Equally important, we have a deep understanding of the emotions that accompany search, finding and not finding. We also understand that not all adoptees want to search. We neither encourage or discourage birth family search, but rather help you understand the process and complexities so you make a decision you are comfortable with.
When or if birth family is located, we can also help by setting up the logistics of a meeting, transportation and translation.
For more information about birth family search and reunion, please visit your country page, and click on “Possibilities for Adoption Visits” three quarters of the way down the page.