Homeland Visit China
Think about group homeland visits organized by The Children’s Bridge, an adoption agency with over 20 years of experience working and travelling in China.
Why go on a homeland visit with your child?
Travelling to your child’s country of birth to learn about his/her heritage is an irreplaceable experience. It can open the door for discussions about his/her culture and adoption. I know, from first-hand experience with my children that it instils a sense of pride built on direct contact. The trip makes the culture a lively, rich reality far more tangible for a child than sporadic celebrations at occasional events. Visiting China makes your child a participant in the culture of an evolving and exciting country rather than being a distant observer of a far off “foreign” land. The trip sends a strong message that your family values China and its place in your family history.
I encourage you to look at the following stories (and photos!) about families who have experienced a homeland tour:
Children’s Bridge Homeland Visits are open to adoptees 6 years and older at the time of the trip.
Should I visit the orphanage with my child?
A trip to China does not have to include a visit to your child’s orphanage. That decision is yours to make in the best interest of your child. Most families do choose to visit their child’s orphanage. I will be happy to talk to you in a general way about the variety of encounters.
Can I visit both of my children’s orphanage cities?….
Yes, there is time built in to the itinerary for families to visit 2 orphanage cities.