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Building Your Family: Adoption from Russia

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Adoption from Russia

Russia Fast Facts:

  • 2012 Adoptions: 748 children
  • Hague Accredited: No

Russia Adoption Directory

Find an adoption agency placing children from Russia in your state:


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In December of 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law prohibiting American citizens from adopting Russian children. Although the ban has a time limit of one year, the future of Russian adoptions is still uncertain.

For more information, visit www.adoption.state.gov.

Personal Stories About Russian Adoption

  • Someone to Watch Over Me
    A Russian toddler flourishes despite a babyhood in an orphanage abroad
  • A Poodle for Anna
    Hugging our new dog, my daughter learns that no matter what the behavior, our family is forever.

Helpful Books for Russia Adopters

Best Web Resources for Russia Adopters