Our story is simple, but powerful.

Before we started The Ties Program, we were everyday people touched by the adoption constellation. Instinct told us international adoptees would be curious about the places where their lives began.

The parents who were raising these beautiful children needed a well thought out, supportive way of connecting their children with their birth countries.

We were passionate about tackling that topic. And, we dreamed of providing this opportunity to families who had adopted from countries where few, if any, post adoption services were available. With this dream and passion, Adoptive Family Travel was born.

Now,  more than two decades later, we humbly serve adoptive families from the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe and Australia. We travel with adoptive family groups to Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Africa. And, we are  developing Next Gen programs exclusively for adult adoptees and those who love them. 

As one Dad shared with us, “Ties opens doors and people’s minds –- we looked beyond what could have been seen alone and together experienced more.” Such a lovely and accurate statement.

Through World Ties, our sister 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we weave Project Kindness service projects into our programs, providing a way for families to “give back” if they choose.

Over time, The Ties Program has become So Much More!


As time moved forward, we added Ties Journeys of Discovery to our “family” giving families and individuals the option of traveling to experience the world in new ways.  Journeys of Discovery offers adventures with culture, food, service and coming soon, wellness!

We’ve also added Ripple Effect Journeys.  Through this program, globally minded women travel to learn about how people are striving to improve their lives and about the organizations that empower them. They come to understand the challenges and champion the possibilities for communities around the world.

Our staff is comprised of adoptees, adoptive parents, adoption specialists, and insightful individuals who are inspired by the world around us. Our adjunct travel staff is comprised of more than 50 dedicated people ready to share their experience with you.

In short, the hallmark of The Ties Program is our ability to create an experience that allows you to travel with a community of like-minded people and trained adoption specialists, and at the same time, have your individual dreams and needs met.

Thanks for the privilege.