Adopting from Russia

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Russia: Recent Ban on International Adoptions

The Russian ban on international adoptions to the United States is thought to be by some a political retaliation for an unrelated action by the U.S. The suspicious death of a Russian whist... [more]

Russian Children

In April of 2010, the adoptive mother of a 7-year-old Russian boy put him on an airplane back to Russia, alone, with a note explaining that she couldn’t handle parenting him. In Novem... [more]


Disclaimer: The following is intended as a very general guide to assist U.S. citizens who plan to adopt a child in Russia and apply for an immigrant visa for the child to come to the Un... [more]

Accredited Agencies

List of Adoption Agencies accredited with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation as of July 21, 2008: ABC Adoption S... [more]

Child Passport & Registration

In accordance with the Russian legislation, expired Russian passports may not be renewed. Once expired these passports must be immediately replaced. An adopted child must be regist... [more]

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