POSSIBILITIES FOR VISITING PEOPLE AND PLACES SIGNIFICANT TO YOUR ADOPTION
While traveling, families often wish to reconnect with people and places important in the life of their son or daughter. Reminiscing is an important part of the journey and these points of connection provide a foundation for your child.
The Ties Program is pleased to assist by requesting permission to visit orphanages, exploring the possibility of meeting foster families and orphanage caretakers, and making arrangements to see other places important to your family’s story such as the hotel where your family first met, a hospital, place of finding, or birth cities. Families will travel with an English speaking guide to assist with and personalize the visits.
About International Birth Family Search & Reunion
- 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 explain the process, and talk with you about the pros and cons of “finding or not finding”. 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.
- The InterCountry Adoption Board oversees the search process. Their policy requires adoptees need to be 18 years of age to search.
- When or if birth family is located, we can also help by setting up the logistics of a meeting, transportation and translation.
Here are some of the people and places families have or hope to visit as part of their journey to The Philippines. This list is an evolving one with frequent additions. See something missing? Or, are there other people or places on your “dream list?” Please email us. We are always open to helping you with other connections.
Bahay Kalinga Orphanage
Cuba Hope Center
Charisma Bethel Children’s Home
Children’s Shelter of Cebu
Concordia Children’s Home
Easter Village Orphanage
Good Shepherd Sisters, Quezon City
Haven of Hope Orphanage
Heart of Mary Villa
House of Refuge
InterCountry Adoption Board Offices (ICAB)
Jireh Children’s Home
Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, Cubao, Quezon City
Kalinga ng Ama Shelter for Children
Love The Children Foundation
Mount Zion Orphanages
Nehemiah House for Girls
Orphanage House of Joy
Philippine Vision Ministry
Precious Heritage Children’s Home
RSCC (Reception and Study Children’s Center) of Legaspi City
RSSC of Quezon City
Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach
Sampaloc Tany Rizal Children’s Home
Shalom Bata Rescue Centre
Shepherds Arms Children’s Home
Spirit and Life Mission House, Inc.
St. Joseph House
Subic’s Bay Children’s Home
The Ties Program does not endorse any of the places listed above, but rather offers them as places families have indicated they may want to visit.