Adoptees Giving Back - Orphanage Service Trips
(ages 15+)

Do you know what hope is? Do you know what love is?

AGBOST Trip Fee: $1100/traveler

A Trip of the Heart

An opportunity some can only dream of – giving back to the orphans still waiting in the orphanages.

Adopteen’s service trips to China give adoptees a unique opportunity to return to China and explore their motherland with their peers while working in orphanages and serving the orphans left behind. This is truly a special trip, where the “come-full-circle” impact of giving love back to those children still in orphanages is life-changing. Like all Adopteen programs, adult presence is minimal and group activities and breakout sessions help keep the Adopteen focus of building teamwork, leadership, trust and friendship.

2018 brings us TWO AGBOST trips.

TRIP ONE:July 4-14, 2018
TRIP TWO:July 18-28, 2018

Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

We unfortunately do not yet know which orphanages or provinces that we will be traveling to. We hope to have this information by the new year, before applications for AGBOST close.

Applications for the 2018 AGBOST are NOW OPEN!

Individuals adopted from China are invited to apply through a rigorous application process.

*All applicants must be AT LEAST 15 YEARS OLD by April 30th, 2018 to apply.*

Interested in applying? Start here!

All applications require the following (please click the links to download relevant forms):

  • Read and sign the Letter to Parents/Guardian (only required if you are under 18).
  • Read and sign the Letter to Travelers.
  • Think very carefully about and obtain contact information for THREE references (contacted by Adopteen, no letter needed).
  • Fill out the Self Assessment Questionnaire with four essay questions - use however much space up to 600 words that you need to properly answer the question (hint: probably more than a couple sentences).
  • Once you have the above, fill out and submit the online application form and pay the $50 application fee.
  • After submitting the online application, we will contact you to set up a video interview to be held between Monday, January 29 and Wednesday, February 7.

Basic Information

Led by Adopteen Co-Director Amy Zhong and accompanied by an adoption therapist, this 10-day trip will not only allow you to experience a bit of China's heritage, but will, most importantly, provide the invaluable opportunity to volunteer at an orphange – holding and feeding babies, teaching older kids English, playing fun games with children with special needs, decorating nursery rooms, and much more!

To get an idea of what our AGBOST trips typically look like, take a look at a typical Summer AGBOST Trip Itinerary: Summer AGBOST Itinerary

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from past trips!