“Why was my family created differently?” Adopted children, whether adopted internationally, domestically or through foster care, share this same basic question. Though each child’s story is different, many of them face questions like “Who is your real mom? Why did she give you away?” Adopted children need a comfortable, non-judgmental place to try to understand their birth story – to realize others share these same issues and that they are not alone. Clio Village provides this opportunity in a fun, old-fashioned camp setting with other adopted children and adopted counselors who share their cabins and act as role models.
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Our program of fun exploration creates a positive outlet for ideas, emotions, healthy body attitudes and personal expression through movement and crafts encouraging campers to increase self-awareness and enhance self-esteem. Clio village adopted counselors will serve as role models and help facilitate adoption conversations by sharing their own experiences. Within Camp Clio Village, campers are free to share their adoptions stories with other adoptees…to whisper to a bunkmate what they never told anyone before, to say to themselves, “These other kids are adopted too. They’re like me. I like them. They like me. I guess it’s o.k. to like me — and adoption — too.”