POSSIBILITIES FOR VISITING PEOPLE & PLACES RELATED TO YOUR ADOPTION
While traveling, families often wish to reconnect with people and places important in the life of their son or daughter. Reminiscing is an important part of the journey and these points of connection provide a foundation for your child.
The Ties Program is pleased to assist by requesting permission to visit orphanages, exploring the possibility of meeting foster families and orphanage caretakers, and making arrangements to see other places important to your family’s story such as the hotel where your family first met, a hospital, place of finding, or birth village. Families will travel with an English speaking guide to assist with and personalize the visits.
About International Birth Family Search & Reunion
- In many of the countries we serve, it is possible to do a birth family search. Frankly, there have been many more reunions for international adoptees than we ever thought possible when we started a quarter of a century ago.
- We are happy to explain the process, and talk with you about the pros and cons of “finding or not finding”. We neither encourage or discourage birth family search, but rather help you understand the process and complexities so you make a decision you are comfortable with.
- When or if birth family is located, we can also help by setting up the logistics of a meeting, transportation and translation.
People and places families have visited or hope to visit as part of their journey to Cambodia.
This list is an evolving one with frequent additions. See something missing? Or, are there other people or places on your “dream list?” Please email us. We are always open to helping you with other connections.
AOA Asia Orphans Association
Former site of Cham Chao Orphanage
Kampong Cham Children’s Home
KAOA Khmer American Orphans Association (closed)
Kien Klang Orphanage
Kompang Speu Orphanage
Mr. Ken (Sngin Sokoeun), Cambodia Tomorrow
Palm Tree Orphanage
Roteang Village & Orphanage (with permission from The Sharing Foundation)
WOVA Cham Chao
The Ties Program does not endorse any of the people or places listed above, but rather offers them as options families have indicated they may want to visit.