We've been thinking about putting together a program called Next Gen: Cambodia designed for adult Cambodian adoptees and those they share their life with now.
The Next Gen concept began with the Ties Program reflecting on our commitment to heritage journeys over the past 30 years. As more adoptees enter adulthood and start families of their own, we wanted to present a program that was uniquely tailored to their desires for staying connected with their birth country.
International adoptees are moving into and through adulthood, with a whole new set of needs: the need to experience their birth country at a different level, the need to connect to people they share their heritage with on an everyday level, the need to share their birth country with the people currently in their lives, and in many cases, the need to reconnect or try to connect with birth family.
Who would Next Gen: Cambodia be for?
- Adult Cambodian 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 would be welcome.
What do you think? Does this type of program interest you? We invite you to complete our Next Gen Interest Form, designed to learn about your interests and what adult Cambodian adoptees would like to see as part of Next Gen: Cambodia.
We'd love to hear from Cambodian adoptees and their loved ones to know if there is interest. If you are connected with other Cambodian adoptees and/or their families, you might want to consider letting them know Next Gen: Cambodia is dependent on interest and that there is no way to over emphasize the significance of adoptees traveling with other adoptees.
Please encourage them to complete the Next Gen Interest Form. The more Cambodian adoptees we hear from, the more likely Next Gen: Cambodia will become a reality.
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