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 them.
The Ties Program is pleased to assist by trying to locate important people and make arrangements for you to see memorable places to your family’s story such as the hotel where your family first met or the hospital or town your child was born. If needed, an English speaking guide will be available to assist with and personalize the visits.
About International Birth Family Search and 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 help you locate a searcher, 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.
- When or if birth family is located, we can also help by setting up the logistics of a meeting, transportation and translation.