How do you return?

The idea of “return” is an interesting one for Adoptees. When thinking about returning to our countries of birth, it can be a challenge to wrap our minds around the fact that a trip to these countries is, in… Read More

Birth Parent — The Forgotten Voice of Adoption Series Part 5

Stigma and the Unwed Mom By Billie Loewen, Creative Lead Why does the distinction between children who have lost their parents through relinquishment or through family death or abandonment matter? It matters because if we hope to create… Read More

You’re so lucky: Addressing the myth of the lucky Adoptee

I was abandoned in the latter half of 1977 in Jeonju, South Korea. No name, no parting gifts or pictures. Just a 7-month-old baby boy left at a police station. Who knows why I was left? Maybe my… Read More

2015 Family Tour to China

Supporting Adoptee identity means so much more than simply providing opportunities to learn about birth country culture. FAMILIES FROM ALL AGENCIES ARE WELCOME!   REGISTRATION OPEN NOVEMBER 1st FOR A 2015 CHINA HERITAGE TOUR!   Holt was the… Read More

Where They Once Called Home: Insights into Homeland Tours

If you are thinking about, or planning, a trip to your child’s birth country, there is more to consider than travel. Learn from adopted people and adoptive parents who have taken the trip. Along with practical advice, they… Read More

What’s in a name?

Before my daughter was born, it seemed like my wife and I tossed around a thousand names before making a final decision. We needed the perfect name that wasn’t just a reflection of who we thought she’d be,… Read More

2014 Holt Family Tour to China

Supporting Adoptee identity means so much more than simply providing opportunities to learn about birth country culture. FAMILIES FROM ALL AGENCIES ARE WELCOME!   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR A 2014 CHINA HERITAGE TOUR! Holt was the first agency… Read More

Gazillion Voices

Several months ago I was approached by Kevin Vollmers and Shelise Gieseke to contribute to a new online magazine they hoped to launch in the fall. They told me it was going to be a cutting-edge magazine, bringing… Read More

Webinar: Learn how to support Adoptees through travel and birth culture

Birth Country, Culture, Family – Learn the Best Ways to Support Adoptees Through Travel and Birth Culture You’re invited to this FREE, Informational Webinar November 7th 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Travel and birth culture don’t have to be… Read More

Revelations from a family tour to China

The international adoption world has always thought about birth culture activities as beneficial events for the Adoptee. It’s been argued that these types of activities foster a meaningful connection to the land and culture they lost as children…. Read More