Independent Heritage Journey Services

We realize that having a company orchestrate a trip solely for your family can be a bit more expensive. Some travel companies offer group trips in lieu of fully customized birth country trips – which is an alternative that can sometimes be less expensive.

Our philosophy is that every family is on their own journey, has unique issues and needs, and requires unique services to meet those needs. Our solution to running group trips is to offer services that enable families to plan their own independent journey with the help of a professional coach and professional travel consultant.

You have our knowledge and expertise at your fingertips! We will walk you through the same process we would a family’s that we customize a trip for, but you book it on your own. If you are travel savvy and skilled in booking your own trips, this might be a great option for you.

We can help you identify the issues and needs of each traveler and how they will affect your trip. We will help you understand how adventure activities can be transformative, how bonding can occur, and how to use this Heritage Journey as a tool for self-growth and connecting more deeply with your family. We can even design an itinerary especially for your family and provide links to our favorite hotels and activities so you can book everything on your own. Let us walk you through the nuances of this particular trip; it’s what we do!

Heritage Journey Consultations

Consultation and Itinerary Creation Package = $599

You book all your own travel arrangements but we will guide you through every detail.


  • Intake phone session (1.5 hours)
  • Pre-departure phone session (1.5 hours)
  • Post-travel phone session (1.5 hours)
  • Create a Heritage Journey itinerary for your family
  • Provide links to preferred hotels and in-country contacts
  • Heritage Journey Workbook

Benefits: The assistance of a travel professional and certified coach to help you with every aspect of the trip planning process; assess the needs of your family; identify triggers and stressors and come up with a plan to alleviate their impact; design an itinerary that fits the needs of your family; and help you develop a strategic plan for continuing the transformation you began while traveling.

Heritage Journey Workbook = $15 (downloadable pdf file)


  • Daily guidance and inspiration
  • Functional ideas to help you achieve your goals
  • Fun activities and ideas to engage your children
  • Strategies for de-escalating traumatic situations


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Motherland Travel offers customized birth country travel for families with internationally adopted children. We can design an unforgettable adventure for your family, or help you create your own.

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