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Headed to Russia

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Randy Tennison, May 20, 2005.

  1. Randy Tennison

    Randy Tennison Screenwriter

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    I don't know who out there remembers, but my wife and I have been in the process to adopt a child from Russia for some time now. After many disappointments, including a near shutdown by the Russian Federation, we finally received our travel letter yesterday, and have tickets booked to Russia.

    We'll be going to Moscow, and then on to Astrakhan Region. We'll have some time to look around between visits to the orphanage and paperwork.

    So, anyone been there? Any advise? Must sees (besides the Kremlin and Red Square?) Warnings?
     
  2. brentl

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    No help really, just here to wish you good luck,

    Brent
     
  3. Hugh Jackes

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    Good luck also, Randy. My wife and I have taken the first step toward a Ukrainian adoption.
     
  4. Randy Tennison

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    Congrats, Hugh. I hope your process goes smoothly.
     
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    I wish I had advice but just wanted to say good luck!!
     
  6. Holadem

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    How does one decide where to adopt from?

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  7. brentl

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    "My wife and I have taken the first step toward a Ukrainian adoption"

    Hey I'm Ukrainian, would you like a 36 year old??[​IMG]

    Brent
     
  8. Randy Tennison

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    Lots of research, lots of discussion, and lots of prayer, Holadem.
     
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    Best of luck guys and congratulations!
     
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    Holadem --

    In our case, we reduced the options down to a couple of agencies, then the countries that the agencies serve to two each. At that point, to be honest, the decision was based on the number of trips that my family would have to make to the child's or children's country. The Ukraine required only one, 3-week trip, which, God willing, we will make late next winter or early spring.

    Brentl -- My age range is pretty flexible, but my wife is pretty set on a 5-10 year old range. Sorry. But if I could I put you to work and lived off your income, I might be able to convice my bride...
     
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    Udachi & do svidaniya!
     

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