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Welcome to the new website for Adoptive Family Travel - The Ties Program. Explore our fresh look & continue to enjoy the same great experiences!

Leading the Way in Heritage Travel

Personalized international birth country travel for adoptees and loved ones. 

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Why Ties?

No one knows heritage journeys better than us: We’re the longest standing adoptee focused homeland journey organization in the world. We’ve helped more than 4,000 adoptees experience their country of birth, in over 20 countries, for over 30 years.

We get adoptees and their families because we are them: We’re adoptee owned and all of our core team members are adoptees and/or experts in the field with a connection to adoption, with over 100 years of combined experience.

We take care of the details: Sit back, relax, and focus on the amazing experiences and emotions while we take care of the details. 

It’s not just a trip, it’s a journey: We design programs that visit the sites and provide opportunities for unique, authentic experiences. Adoptees can choose to connect with people and places important to them.

See what our Ties community has to say...

Kimberly Kennedy

If you are thinking about an adoption Homeland Tour, I highly recommend this organization; it is legitimate and not a scam--the reviews and photos are real. Our Korean tour was WONDERFUL. Yes, it is expensive. But for our first trip to Korea, we felt well taken care of--and have the confidence to go back again on our own. We heard things from the Korean tour guides and experienced things we never would have on our own! The tour staff were highly detail oriented and did their best to make you feel prepared for whatever might come up. There was a strong attempt to expose you to a wide variety of experiences--yet allow you to go off on your own. The tour had a great deal of flexibility, and if you needed down time, you were encouraged to take it. All staff were warm, friendly, positive-energy people. A great deal of thought and care go into managing the spectrum of feelings of the adoptees; our tour had teens and tweens as well as adults--who were able to go off on their own together in the evenings to socialize. I would actually give them a 4.5, because I think there is always room for improvement. But all of my suggestions would be minor. I will never forget this experience and the wonderful friendships we developed, thanks to Korean Ties!

Mary Ann Ring

What an amazing experience this summer (2023) visiting Guatemala! Thanks to The Ties Program staff, my 17 year old daughter and I had a fun and profoundly meaningful trip together with 11 other adoption families. The staff took care of every critical detail to ensure the logistics were smooth as we visited beautiful parts of the geographically and culturally rich terrain. And they provided a safe and caring space for navigating all types of emotions, for adoptees and parents alike. Very skillful ! I highly recommend this organization for adoption family heritage trips!

Kecia Binko

How blessed we are to have had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing group of people who shared in each other’s journey on this trip.
I could go on and on...and I have been to anyone who will listen! Thank you for all you and your staff did to facilitate such a meaningful experience for our family. I feel that I have been “adopted” by Korea itself. I left that beautiful country feeling as if I am able to embrace the country, its culture, history and people as part of the heritage that is now part of my own because of Aleigha’s roots that connect us. I am forever changed. Thank you again and again for the amazing work you and your incredible staff does
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