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Contact: Darlene Catton
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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:

China Homeland Visit - July 2017
By Danica (CB September 2017 issue)

China Homeland Photo Gallery

Vol. 38 March 2006 edition of the CB Quarterly Newsletter to read the stories of two families who took the journey in October 2005.


How old should my child be?

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.


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