Identity: Do Adoptees Need to Know The Past?

About This Article Series This is the first in a series of articles on identity building and international adoption. Over the past 20 years, we have learned a LOT about what is important to adoptees as they take the giant step of visiting their birth country.  We hope you enjoy the series from Adoptive Family Travel by The Ties Program … Read More

Parenting International Adoptees: The Restricted Information

If you are the parenting  an internationally born child, teen, young adult or adult, chances are you would give your right arm (maybe even your Starbuck’s latte) to know what they are REALLY thinking and feeling. It’s what my daughter calls “restricted information.” “Why is it restricted?” I ask, holding on to her every word, listening for clues for what … Read More