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Going by Plane? Advice on Adoption Airline Travel
Your adoption trip is made easier with this experinced travel advice on selecting your flight, navigating airport paperwork, and caring for your baby or small child on the plane. Denise Harris Hoppenhauer

Traveling to Your Child's Land of Birth - What Age is the Best Age?
From young children to adults, traveling to the land of their birth is a blessing for children at many stages. Becca Piper

Adoption Travel Creates International Ambassadors
You will have many unique experiences when you travel abroad for your adoption, including culture shock, new foods and a very different environment. A novel experience for first time adoptive parents is that you also represent future adoptive families. Jean Nelson-Erichsen and Heino R. Erichsen

A Unique Family Vacation - Volunteering
Traveling for a volunteer vacations can benefit the whole family, and help others at the same time. Missouri Supreme Court Justice Michael Wolff and his family enjoyed one vacation volunteering in Haiti, sleeping in a orphanage and assisting Mother Teresa's charity. Carol Weisman

Is a Volunteer Travel Vacation Right for You?
Children can learn a lot from a volunteer travel vacation, and have fun and contribute to a better world at the same time. This article tells you how to discusss this concept with your family and choose a volunteer opportunity that is right for you. Carol Weisman

Visiting Orphanages in China - Adoption Travel FAQ
Responses to questions frequently asked by families about orphanage visitations, including appropriate gifts and etiquette, during homeland tours to China. Lotus Travel

Traveling with Children
Advice and experiences from an adoptive parent/professional whose children accompanied her to Vietnam. Laurie Kroll

Traveling Alone
Adoptive parents provide helpful suggestions for those traveling alone to adopt. Barb Ohland

How to Get a Hotel Discount
You need to ASK if you want a discount. Here are ways to do it. John Edwards

Air Travel with Your Baby
Dr. Cohen dispenses with a few misbeliefs about flying with a baby. Michel Cohen, MD

A Short Guide to Travel Insurance
An overview of the four main categories of travel insurance, what is covered and when you might need it.

Visiting Orphanages in Vietnam
Responses to questions frequently asked by families about orphanage visitations, including appropriate gifts and etiquette, during homeland tours to China. Lotus Travel

Coping with Jet Lag
There are many remedies for jet lag. Unfortunately, some of them are either ineffective, impractical or both. This article provides practical advice from a travel physician. Dr. Mark Wise

Meeting Your Adopted Child for the First Time
Your first meeting with your internationally adopted child. Jean Nelson-Erichsen and Heino R. Erichsen

Coping with Motion Sickness
An experienced travel doctor provides practical advice on preventing and treating motion sickness. Dr. Mark Wise

Caring for Your Child Overseas
Guidance on caring for your newly adopted child. Jean Nelson-Erichsen and Heino R. Erichsen

Traveling to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is often an intermediary stop for families adopting children from Asia. With a little planning and some exploration, a visit to Hong Kong can be fun and will enhance both your journey and your appreciation of Asian culture. Allison Martin

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