Note: Some of the material here will be country specific in terms of their “headings.” However, the experiences, emotions and reactions of a Ties Program are universal. We encourage you to read liberally to understand the broadest scope of the journey ahead.
From Life Books to Face Book—Traveling Into My Space
(How a Heritage Journey Helps Build a Strong Sense of Identity in Kids)
Mother Russia’s Children Return with U.S. Parents by The Washington Post In a difficult year for adoption relations between Russia and the U.S, Russian adoptees visit their birth country with their adoptive parents.
A Homeland Tour to Russia by Heather Ames, MSW, LICSW
Born Abroad, Adopted Teens Find Home in Multiple Lands, by Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post
Travel to Birth Country Can Benefit Adopted Children by Samantha L. Wilson, PhD, Psychologist, Child Development Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Sixteen year old Kyle Hunt shares his thoughts about visiting Russia. A short interview with a very sweet and profound ending.
The Importance of Connection and Roots in Identity Development by Heather Ames, MSW, LICSW