Birth Country Travel: Language & Identity

Birth Country Travel: Language & Identity This is part 3 in a series on international adoption and identity. For most kids on a homeland journey, language and the ability to communicate is an immediate piece of how they see themselves. Very few are able to speak in their birth language. As a result, their first interaction with people in their … Read More

Identity: Do Adoptees Need to Know The Past?

About This Article Series This is the first in a series of articles on identity building and international adoption. Over the past 20 years, we have learned a LOT about what is important to adoptees as they take the giant step of visiting their birth country.  We hope you enjoy the series from Adoptive Family Travel by The Ties Program … Read More

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN: Film Review

Somewhere Between is a documentary that you feel, not just watch. I found myself emotionally participating in these young ladies’ journeys of self-discovery. The exploration process of a transracial adoptee is life-long and this film poignantly shares tidbits of that experience from four perspectives. While this film connects those in the adoption community, it also demonstrates everyone’s needs to feel … Read More

Adopted from Romania

Adopted From Romania is an interactive page created for and with Romanian adoptees and those who love them. We’ll be continually adding information, so check back often. We hope you’ll use the comment box below to add your thoughts and suggestions. Among the topics we’ll be covering so far,  you’ll find information on: Romania gatherings & events Romania adoption support groups Dating Romania films … Read More