- Arrive in Asuncion, where Ties staff will meet you and provide transportation to the hotel. Paraguayan Ties families stay in moderate, clean hotels, where after a day of experiencing many new tastes, smells, sights and sounds, families can relax.
- Gather for an orientation meeting, a chance to connect with the other families, and discuss the journey ahead.
- Explore Asuncion, where history and current culture come alive. Eat scrumptious Paraguayan food.
- Shop in Pettirossi Market–maybe you would like to buy some Nantudi lace, unique to Paraguay.
- Travel to Ita to experience the countryside, and connect with people where they live, work and attend school.
- Continue to Tobati, rich with local artisans.
- Ride an ox-cart, a not-to-be-missed adventure. Learn about music, dance, cooking and the arts.
- Ride the boats (and get REALLY wet) if you’d like, or simply take in spectacular Iguassu Falls.
- Play some soccer with local kids. Game on!
We’ve also allotted time for adoptees and their families to reconnect with people and/or places important to their adoption. The Ties Program is happy to help with the arrangements.
Paraguayan Ties offers our signature Connect & Chat for adoptees, and Talk Time for parents.
Who is Next Gen: Paraguay for?
- Adult Paraguayan adoptees, traveling solo or accompanied by those who are part of their lives.
- Spouses, friends, significant others, children of adoptees.
- Parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family–all are welcome.
Whoever you decide you would like to travel with, we’ll be inclusive and provide activities they will enjoy.
Each departure will likely be unique with a unique makeup of participants. We’re flexible and will add in activities according to the group that gathers.
Next Gen: Paraguay Highlights
- Time with other adult Paraguayan adoptees
- Explore downtown Ascunsion: Cultural Center Manzana de la Ribera, House of Independence, Government Palace, Cultural Center Cabildo, including Urban Art Displays
- Lunch at La Alondra Hotel & Museum (history collection displayed by Alejandra Peña)
- Museo del Barro and CONMEBOL Museum (South-American Soccer Confederation)
- Soccer practice
- Visit and journey with bikers that are part of a movement to convert the old railroads into the longest bike road of South America
- Organic vegetable gardens in Aregua with Cocue Guasu farmers
- Cooking class in San Bernardino
- Zip-lining and kayaking in San Bernardino (Hotel del Lago and lake)
- Craft workshops in Aregua and Pirayu.
- Lunch in Pirayu with Paraguayan “asado” (barbecue)
- Recycled Orchestra Project in Cateura
- Time with other adult Paraguayan adoptees (intentionally added twice since SO important!)
Ties Program Features
How to prepare, opportunities to process. YOUR NEED-TO-KNOW INFORMATION!
Possibilities for Adoption Visits
Connect with people and places related to your adoption. SEE WHAT'S POSSIBLE!
Flights, Connect & Chat, Staying Connected. LEARN MORE!
Need financial help? Or would you like to help an adoptee make this important journey? OPTIONS & IDEAS!
Created especially so that Ties participants can help in the communities they have visited. BE INSPIRED!
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