The Ties Program-Adoptive Family Homeland Journeys
Article Series Available: Identity Building, Do Kids Need to Know the Past?
Perhaps the most significant and exciting thing about homeland travel is what kids are doing with the experience related to identity building. It is really interesting to see kids country after country doing the same kinds of things as they work toward understanding of self. This series will address:
How kids respond upon arrival in their birth country
How language (or lack of language) effects the experience
Blending in & Standing Out—Dual Identity
How birth country travel validates the child
Homeland travel answers “Why?” –the impact
How birth country travel addresses grief and loss that leads to healing
What it looks and feels like when the kids begin to know first hand that the people with whom they share their heritage are warm, wonderful, genuine people.
Reverse culture shock—reactions on your return.
If you or someone you know who would be interested in receiving this series, please email
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Chilean Ties Adoptive Family Homeland Journey
June 26-July 10, 2010
Last time to be offered!!!
Chilean Ties has been a wonderful program for many years. With great sadness,
we are announcing the final Chilean Ties program, unless in the future
new interest develops.
For the final run of Chilean ties
Key features of Chilean Ties:
Tailored to your family
The most significant identity building experience of a lifetime
Travel with other adoptive families
Meet people and visit places important in your child’s adoption Explore Chile’s awesome culture
Optional “Connect & Chat” for kids and “Talk Time” for adults
Humanitarian aid via World Ties
For more information, please visit www.AdoptiveFamilyTravel.com and go to the Chile page.
more than 15 years in twelve countries, the Hallmark of The Ties
Program: has been our ability to create an experience that allows you
to travel with a community of adoptive families and trained
professionals, and at the same time, have your individual family dreams
and needs met.
Thanks for the privilege.
The Ties Program Team