Korea Adoption: Ties Family in the News

Korea Adoption & Homeland Visit By DANIELLE HATCH of the Journal Star Colin Flavin didn’t have any memories of the bustling city of Seoul, where he was born, or the foster mom who cared for him during the first months of his life. But the Metamora teen, who was adopted when he was 8-months-old, recently got some insight into his early … Read More

Review-Stories to Grow On – Reviewing Red Thread Sisters

Stories to Grow On  My mother often suggested I put myself in someone else’s shoes when trying to understand their viewpoint or reaction to a situation.  A good story allows me to do just that.  And as a parent and educator I know that relating to characters or events in a story often nurtures real learning as opposed to the … Read More

Complexities: Birth Country Travel

More and more families who have adopted internationally are embarking on heritage journeys with their children, raising important questions and issues about children visiting their birth countries.  As the founder of The Ties Program, I’ve spent eighteen years traveling with thousands of families as they explore their child’s country of birth. As I observe and listen to the kids, and … Read More