Seeking Culture & Identity
Food, Language Classes, Camps, Tours, and Trips!
Find out more or let us know what we missed!
At I AM ADOPTEE, we know we are more than the culture of our adoptive homes. 20 years after the Motherland tours and culture camps were created, we are still seeking ways to connect with our birth culture through food, language, classes and trips.
Organizations that have developed tours for many different countries:
- Your local adoptee organization
- Your adoption agency may organize tours and groups to your birth country, as well as other cultural resources
- Adoptive Family Homeland Journeys – TIES program
- Kate DeLosso, Certified Travel Counselor – 866.361.0535
- Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families – Colorado
- Adoptive Families Magazine – for listings of state by state resources
If you know of your local group or organization offering classes
workshops, or social opportunities, please let us know so we can post it:
- Chinese Adoptee Links (CAL)
- Global Girls International
- China Root and Heritage Tours
- ChinaRoot – adoption homeland tours
Korean Language Classes:
Korea Motherland/Birth Country Tours:
- Sejong Cultural Education, Inc. – New Jersey
- Nest Korea
- Me & Korea
- ASIA Families
Korea Culture Camps:
- Camp Kajok – Indiana
- IIA Korean Culture Camp – Iowa
- Sejong Cultural Education, Inc. – New Jersey – motherland tour and culture camp
- Camp Friendship – New Jersey
- Korean Culture Camp – Minnesota
- Camp Chingu – New York
- Camp Mujigae – New York
- Camp Mugunghwa – North Carolina
- Sae Jong Camp – Michigan
- Korean Culture Camp of Michigan – Michigan
- Kamp Kimchee – Minnesota
- Destination Korea Camp – Texas
- KIDS: Korean Identity Development Society – Washington
- Camp Choson – Wisconsin
- Adopted from Missionaries of Charity (orphanage-specific group): supports and connects individuals adopted from India to the United States from the Missionaries of Charity orphanages in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.
- Children of International Mission of Hope (orphanage-specific group): for children and families who came through International Mission of Hope India and Vietnam to united, share experiences, as well as stay in touch with those affiliated with IMH.
- IMH Babies – Calcutta (orphanage specific groups): for anyone that was adopted from the International Mission of Hope orphanage in Calcutta, India.
- Desi Adoptees United: an Indian adoptee group (ages 18 and older) for those who live in the United States and were adopted from India.
Indian Culture Camps and Organizations:
- IDesi Generation 1.5: Designed to help Indian Nepalese Heritage campers and other Indian/Nepalese adoptees to keep in contact. Open to siblings of adoptees too.
- Lost Sarees: Uniting Indian adoptees and building bridges of understanding between Indian adoptees and South Asian communities through arts, education and advocacy.
- Minnesota Adopted Desi: Network for adopted Indians living in Minnesota, sharing event information in the Indian community and the adoption community.
- Mudra Dance Studio
Vietnam Culture Camp and Motherland Tours:
Latin America Camps:
- Mi Pueblo – Ohio – for children adopted in Latin America and their siblings, sponsored by Concern for Children Inc., a nonprofit adoption support group. The camp is a one-week day camp.
- La Semana – Minnesota – One week day camp for children grades K-7 plus high school ayudantes
- Moguate Family Retreat – for adopted children from Guatemala