Finding Home: Third Culture Kids in the World

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Who are Third Culture Kids? What makes their experience of identity, home, belonging, travel, trauma, school unique? And yet, what connects them together, across the globe?

How can parents and educators and friends support the TCKs we know and love as they walk through issues as diverse as transitioning to university in their passport country, where they may never have lived, to how to navigate being ethnically of one country but belonging to a family from a different country through adoption while living in still another country?

Finding Home is essays originally published on Djibouti Jones as part of a series on Third Culture Kids. The book includes updates with the authors, follow-up interviews, and suggestions for how families and individuals can build on the ideas in the stories. It is rich with wisdom, humor, perspective, and counsel from people all around the world who have made the choice, or had the choice made for them, to live internationally.


“A collection of reflections by global citizens who have difficulty answering where they or their offspring are from. We who share this challenge are likely to find a kindred spirit within these pages.”  –Rev. Taylor W Denyer; president and co-founder, Friendly Planet Missiology

“When Rachel writes, I listen. In this collection, Rachel has assembled a plethora of strong and capable voices, all of whom combine to describe and illuminate Third Culture Kids without pigeon-holing them. I’m grateful for this collection and I know it will leave it’s mark on the international community.” Jonathan Trotter, editor at A Life Overseas, and pastoral care counselor

“Finding Home is definitely a book to add to your TCK toolbox. Full of insight, diverse perspectives, and helpful inspiration, this book may create that lightbulb moment of understanding for you. If you are a TCK, a TCK parent, a TCK spouse, or someone wanting to understand and support a TCK, this book is for you.”  Danielle Wheeler, founder of Velvet Ashes

Pre-Order Bonus

You can order the book now. Like right now. Today. Pre-order, that is.

Why would you want to do that?

Because if you do, you’ll get the pre-order bonus of Buy One, Get One. BOGO!

Yup. If you buy the book, I will gift another copy of it to the person of your choice. So really, its you gifting them the book.

Here’s how:

  1. Order the book here
  2. Email me (rachelpiehjones(@)gmail(dot)com) and let me know you’ve ordered (include a copy of the receipt)
  3. Let me know who you would like to send the free book to. Also include their email address (I won’t add it to my lists or do anything weird with it, I promise to only use it to send them their book). I’ll include a message explaining who is sending them the book as well as any other note you might like me to include.

Who would you want to gift it to?

Third Culture Kids in your life

A graduating senior

Parents who are thinking of making the move abroad

Grandparents of TCKs


People in your company/sending organization/NGO leadership


Anyone you would like to engage in conversation about TCK topics

Anyone at all


Pre-order here.