At Dillon, we absolutely encourage every adoptee to go back to their land of birth at least once. For South Korea, we offer both a tour for adult adoptees and two tour for families. Adult adoptees and their families are welcome on either tour. Each tour has it own unique schedule, that focuses on different areas of Korea and different places of interest.
This tour was created for either first time birth land tour families or for those families who have already traveled with Dillon but would like to return to Korea for a second trip. Highlighting a different area of Korea than the first birthland tour, this tour focuses on more of Korea’s modern history. The group will be able to experience the mountains, beach and city life all in one tour.
When families adopt internationally, they are becoming an international family, so a birthland tour should be a family affair and a very natural and normal event.
As your children grow, they will encounter social expectations that they have visited their birth country and know some of its language, and your child will experience great pride and satisfaction from those accomplishments.
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.
A sneak peak at the tour itinerary is on the left. A local guide and a social worker will be with 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.