This is My Story by Jack Kurth

On Christmas morning of 2013, my mom surprised me with one of the best gifts ever. She had secretly hired a private investigator in Russia, and he had found my biological family. There were pictures, stories, and even videos. We decided we needed to meet them and began planning our trip that day. Six months later, we made a return … Read More

This is My Story by Cassie Zahller

Cassie Zahller Adoptive Family Travel Contest

My older brother and I were both adopted from South Korea as infants. We aren’t blood related, but sharing the bond of adoption as we grew up made us close. Chris and I both came from Korea Social Service; he was adopted at 6 months old and I was adopted at 4 months old. We always had desired to travel … Read More

Vietnam Ties: A View From the Inside Out

Vietnam Ties: A View From the Inside Out by guest author Michaelyn Sloan “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly. You leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you.”― Anthony Bourdain Shortly after returning from Vietnam Ties, this quote caught my eye. … Read More

Adoption Coaching

ADOPTION COACHING: A NEW RESOURCE FOR ADOPTIVE FAMILIES By Guest Author Sally Ankerfelt It was two years ago this July that my son and I took the trip-of-a-lifetime to the Philippines, his homeland. For a year prior to our trip, we had talked about going back with our son who was adopted at age 16 months and was now 13 years … Read More