This is the 2018 itinerary. We are currently accepting reservations! Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Depart for Seoul Thursday, June 7 Arrive in Incheon airport Check in at hotel Rest Friday, June 8 Visit Korean placing adoption agency (ESWS, Holt, KSS and/or SWS) Lunch Meet with foster families and review files Cultural class: cooking class at Kimchi Museum Optional: Night tour to Cheonggyecheon stream Saturday, June 9 DMZ tour Group lunch Tour Seodaemun Prison History Hall Cultural Class: Korea language class Optional: Nightlife of the Hongik university area Sunday, June 10 Free day (Going to church, holding babies at Eastern babies home, going to Gangnam with local adults, watching baseball game or do your own thing) Monday, June 11 Drive by Blue House, presidential residence Tour of Gyeongbok Palace Group Lunch Tour Korea Furniture Museum Shopping at Namdaemun market Nanta performance Optional: Facial care and makeup class Tuesday, June 12 Depart for Gyeongju by bus Visit Eastern Welfare Town at Pyongtaek Spend time at children’s home Group lunch Arrive in Gyeongju Check-in to Hotel Wednesday, June 13 Tour Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple and Seokgram Grotto Group lunch Cultural class: Pottery class and Tea Ceremony Depart to Busan Check-in to Hotel Optional: Busan nightlife Thursday, June 14 Tour Busan UN Cemetery, Fish Market, Busan Tower Lunch Free time at beach Optional: Talk time with birth families Friday, June 15 Return to Seoul Lunch Free time Group farewell dinner Saturday, June 16 Depart Korea
A birth country visit is a life-changing trip where one revisits the past, celebrates the present and anticipates the future. Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun.
Some adult adoptees choose to begin a search for birth families before the trip, but this is not a requirement.
A sneak peak at the tour itinerary is on the left. A local guide and a social worker will bewith you the entire time to lead the group, translate and help you through the emotions of going back to your land of birth.
What is included?
Many adoptees who visit Korea are interested in exploring their adoption story by reviewing their adoption file, visiting their birth place or orphanage in which they resided, meeting their foster family, and/or meeting their birth family. We can arrange these services for all adoptees on the Visit Korea Tour regardless of placement agency. Once you reserve your spot on the Visit Korea Tour, we will send you the search services request form with the tour registration packet. We ask that you return it to our office as soon as possible. The sooner the search process is initiated, the more likely we will be able to help facilitate any meetings during the tour.
Visit the Birth Family Search page on our website to learn more about the search process. There are age guidelines depending on the Korean agency and the desired service. Additional fees apply.
For questions, email us or call 918-749-4600.