Heritage Connections

As part of an international adoption, Hague requirements include the need to understand the history, culture, traditions, racial, religious, ethnic and linguistic background of your child. These country-specific courses provide a strong foundation for learning about each country, designed to begin your thinking of how to honor and educate your child about the land of their heritage.

Class 150

China Heritage

China’s cultural influence is felt throughout the world through its arts, sciences, production, cuisine and trade. Because of its massive geography and population, it’s easy to forget that China has many different ethnic groups with distinct dialects, customs and traditions. With a long and complex history, China is truly a fascinating country to study. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 150

Class 151

Colombia Heritage

Colombians are very positive people who “work hard to play hard.” The country’s contemporary culture reflects a colorful blend of Spanish, African and indigenous influences that have melded together. We’ll explore the culture and history of a country that flows from modern cities to Amazon rainforest. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 151

Class 152

Philippine Heritage

The Philippines is made up of 3 main clusters of over 7,000 islands. It has a long history of contact with Spain and the United States. In this class, we’ll explore the many facets of the warm and friendly culture that has shaped the background of your child. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 152

Class 153

South Africa Heritage

At the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa boasts diverse ecosystems, peoples, and cultures. Did you know South Africa has 11 official languages? This class will help you prepare to honor and educate your child about the culture, customs, and history of their first home. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 153

Class 154

Haiti Heritage

The Land of Mountains, also known as Haiti, is a colorful and musical place that celebrates its African heritage alongside its Caribbean beauty. Since deciding how you will honor the country and educate your child about the culture, customs, and history of their first home are important aspects of preparing to adopt, here’s a first step into the beautiful country of Haiti. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 154

Class 155

Bulgaria Heritage

As you prepare to adopt a child from Bulgaria, you’ll have to decide how you will honor the country and educate your child about the culture, customs, and history of their first home. Bulgarian people tend to be proud of their traditions, culture, and heritage. Their love for it is reflected in everything from food and songs to dances and jewelry.  Here’s a first step into the beautiful country of Bulgaria. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 155

Class 156

Burundi Heritage

Burundi is sometimes described as a patchwork of cultures influenced by many East African tribes and communities. Stories and folklore still form an important part of life where legends and traditions and are passed between the generations. Here’s a first step into the country to help you decide how you will honor the country and educate your child about the culture, customs, and history of their first home. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 156

Class 157

South Korea Heritage

Korean culture is profoundly influenced by Confucian principles which support harmony, respect for elders, the importance of family, friendship and ancestors, and also, tradition. As you prepare to adopt a child from South Korea, it’s essential that you also become knowledge about your child’s first country. Here’s a first step into the beautiful country of South Korea. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 157

Class 158

India Heritage

India’s culture is among the world’s oldest; civilization in India began about 4,500 years ago. Here’s a first step into the beautiful country of India to help you decide how you will honor the country and educate your child about the culture, customs, and history of their first home. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 158

Class 159

Latvia Heritage

Latvia is often described as the crossroads between Western and Eastern cultures. Unique traditions include the summer solstice holiday, Jāņi, and the Latvian Song and Dance Festival. As you prepare to adopt a child from Latvia, here’s a first step into this beautiful country. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 159

Class 160

Taiwan Heritage

Taiwan is renowned for its fascinating blend of traditional and modern culture. Traditions from Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism influence temple celebrations, literature, and visual and performing arts. Learn more about this beautiful country as you prepare to adopt a child from Taiwan. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 160

Class 161

Nigeria Heritage

Often described as the heartbeat of Africa, Nigeria is known for its vibrant and friendly energy. It’s inhabited by over 250 ethnic groups that speak 500 languages. As you decide how you will honor and educate your child about the culture, customs, and history of their first home, here’s a first step into discovering Nigeria. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 161

Class 162

Ukraine Heritage

In Ukraine’s storied history, great significance was bestowed upon folklore and folk traditions, which added special charm and color to its culture. As you decide how you will honor and educate your child about the culture, customs, and history of their first home, here’s a first step into the country of Ukraine. This class is Hague-compliant.

1.5 Hour • $25
Enroll in Class 162

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