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Third Culture Kids (TCKs) spend a significant part of their childhood away from their parents’ passport culture.

They grow up incorporating elements of several overlapping and sometimes conflicting cultures into their identity.

The sense of relationship is often to this “Third Culture”, the experience shared by others who have a similar background (including military kids, expats and other missionary kids).

If you have a heart for TCKs and would like to find out about Opportunities for serving TCKs, please click on this link.

Visit the What We Do page to find out how OMF cares for families and their children in OMF today.

Adult TCKs

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There are thousands of OMF Third Culture Kid (TCK/MK) Alumni around the world.  Perhaps you are one?  Your parents served with OMF for a short time or even a long time during the time you were growing up, so you were and still are part of the OMF family.  As in any family, some connections are loose and some are very close and strong;  whatever your connection with OMF, we want you to know that we are still here for you and we care about you.

How do you feel your TCK experiences relate to the world of today?  In what way does your TCK upbringing impact what you are doing and how you are living now?  Are you interested in connecting with others who have a similar background?  Do you have a story that you would like to tell?  We would like to hear from you!
We want to help you connect with OMF as much as you choose. On this website, if you click on “Contact”, you will find an email address for the country which sent your parents out to the field.  

Please reach out to that center if you wish to make contact, have questions, desire to connect or tell your story. The TCK Alumni Facilitator, David Dykema at tck.alumni@omfmail.com  (an OMF TCK/MK as well), is available to help make connections beyond the country your parents were sent from.  

Looking forward to hearing from you!