Always and Forever Adoption Homeland Tours is a tour service agency that specializes in arranging heritage tours for families with children adopted from China. The purpose of our adoption homeland tours is to help the adopted child discover his or her heritage, enhance the adoptive families’ understanding of China, its people, culture and customs, foster their love for China, and create positive memories of the adopted child’s homeland.
We take great pride in being recognized as one of the most reputable adoption homeland tour providers. With headquarters in Portland, Oregon, a managing office in Beijing, and representative offices in various adoption provinces throughout China, we have been providing homeland tour services to adoptive families in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia since 2003. We thrive on offering family and child oriented China tour programs, a wealth of knowledge and experiences in adoption travel, competitive tour costs as well as personalized services. Our founder Michael Z. Han and friendly staff members all came from a career background of facilitating international adoptions from China and arranging adoption travel. The tour guides we use in China are all adoption guides who are experienced in working with adoptive families, familiar with Chinese orphanages, and sensitive about adoption issues.
Let Always and Forever Adoption Homeland Tours help you see China without a care — we will take care of everything for you and your family as you travel back to your child’s birthplace. Pick as many destinations as you like, visit your orphanage, and choose to tour alone or with a group.
Group Tours with Orphanage Visits
Special Tours to Unique Areas
Customize and Create Your Own Tour
I loved the tour. In the time we had, you couldn’t have shown us more sights in Beijing or allowed us any more opportunity for shopping. Events were very well organized and the guide was so patient with the group. I personally appreciated the dinner with a local family the most.
That is exactly what appeals to me is the opportunity to draw back the curtain and meet the citizens and enjoying their cuisine was a big plus. The Great Wall was so spectacular and the acrobatic troupe was delightful. I hope I have another opportunity to meet you. Thank you again.Ida, Minnesota.
It was such an awesome endeavor. I am so happy to have been able to take part. You helped make it do-able for me by taking the fear out of the travel part…explaining what to do and having drivers and transportation all set up….it put me at ease.
The tours were wonderful, and when we wanted to slow it down or skip something, we appreciated that the guides were accomodating. I still can’t believe all the places we saw and things we did. I have such wonderful memories of people and places…..its hard getting back to my normal everyday life….I don’t want the memories or experiences to fade.
I miss China and the wonderful people. So, thankyou again for your wonderful guidance to, around, and back from your beautiful, chaotic, noisy, peaceful, enchanting, bicycling, ancient, warm and welcoming country. You did a great job for us…a wonderful introduction to China….and I can’t wait to return.Take care and many thanks!Kathy, Minnesota.
I truly enjoyed meeting you in Beijing. It was wonderful to have a knowledgeable guide and familiar face to greet us when we arrived in Beijing both times and to see us off on our international flight to Chicago. I especially enjoyed the HUTONG portion of the tour and naturally The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.
It amazes me how much we were able to see in such a short period of time…and though I was tired by the end of the day I would’ve regretted missing any of the tour opportunities. So I’m very thankful to you for arranging such a wide array of experiences for our group. The diversity offered to us was very evident when I received my photos last week. I will never forget you or your beautiful homeland.Ms. Thompson, RN, Minnesota.
I loved our trip to China and I was sad to leave. You planned everything so well and took us to the greatest sites. My favorites were paddle boating in Beihai Park, the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show and the Tea House Opera. I hope someday I will go back to China with you.Your friend, Mia (age 9), Massachusetts.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The trip was more than we EVER dreamt it could be! We found our daughter’s discovery site – a bridge over a rice field and the man who found her!!! We had lunch with the new director of the orphanage and the former director whom our daughter used to call Grandpa.
Folks there told us that probably the abandonment site would soon be gone, as a new road is being built there. Lots of old buildings have been abandoned and the town has moved in a different part of the area just since 1999. We are all SO thankful for this opportunity — that you and your staff made happen. THANK YOU!The Buscemi Family, Arizona.
I had such a great time on my last trip to China – my fifth one with Michael. It was indeed an amazing journey. I never thought that I would be able to find the family that found our youngest daughter. Michael researched the area and took us to the small village to meet them!!! We have it all on videotape and of course lots of pictures. While in China, Michael took care of everything for us. The itinerary was well put together. The food was great. The hotels were very nice.
I especially loved the suites that Michael reserved for my family. I have never had such good service anywhere. We love to go to China with Michael. He is truly the best.Vivian, Illinois.
Since the first day we brought Christine, our daughter, home from China, we knew that one day we’d want to bring her back to see where she came from, but we never thought we’d be able to do it. Thank you, Michael, for the opportunity to make that marvelous and poignant trip. You planned every detail superbly. This was not only a grand tour of China, but it was also a deeply personal and rewarding visit to our daughter’s beginning.
We met the gracious, caring, and professional director and staff of the orphanage that raised our daughter for her first year. We played with the children there now and wished we could bring many of them back with us. We never could have done this without your expertise, your contacts, and your knowledge of your country. This will be a positive and inspiring experience our daughter will not forget.
We were so glad we could go now before the people and the places change too much; things are changing so fast in China lately.
Thank you for a wonderful, wonderful Homeland Tour of China! It truly was a trip of a lifetime! Everything was planned and executed so beautifully. Your attention to every detail made things so easy for us. We had so many exciting adventures. Some were planned, some were not but all were amazing!
Our 9 year old daughter loved visiting the land of her birth and said she felt she was home. We can’t wait to return; with you of course. You are the best!The Hayden Family, Massachusetts.
I just want to say again what a great trip we had. We fell in love with China and it was in large part due to the way everything on the trip went so smoothly and was so much fun. The hard work you put into planning every detail really shows in the success of each day.
We learned so much about China. As we share our pictures and stories with friends and family no one can believe how much we saw and did in such a short time. Thank you again.Sally, California.
What a fantastic trip! My daughter and I truly had a wonderful time in China. I believe it gave new insights to her about China. The highlight of course was the orphanage city where I believe it was just the right time and place for my daughter to learn more about her heritage.
Without your assistance it would never have been possible to acquire such information or to meet with the police officers who found her. We are now back to the life in the US but a little more enlightened about the wonderful history and people of China. Thank you so much for traveling with us on that journey.Claire, Oregon.
Michael, I just wanted to tell you what a FABULOUS time we had in China!!!!!! Thank you so much for everything that you did – it was a perfect trip. I keep looking at our photos and smiling – I love reliving each moment. There were so many special features about this trip. One thing that I really enjoyed was the variety of experiences and life adventures that our guides provided. Everyone of our guides came from different home environments.
I also wanted you to know how GREAT our visit to the orphanage. We could not have asked for a better reception and experience!!! We were able to meet the foster mom and the lady who found my daughter. We visited the finding site. Everything about that day was better than I had expected. My daughter has grown up hearing about how great a country China is…but to be able to visit and learn about her birthplace and her country, to be able to eat the food (starfish included), smell the smells, mingle with the people, see the countryside of the birthplace, etc is having a profound effect on her.
She has always had a strong sense of self, but now she truly believes that she is “one of the chosen ones!” She loves her heritage, and is so proud to be Chinese. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Michael, for all your careful planning, working out the fine details, the organization, etc. We never had to think or plan anything. We could just experience China and enjoy ourselves. We are already talking about our next trip. It’s not a question of “if”. Rather, it’s a question of “when”.Pam, Oregon.