For anyone who adopted older children, you might like to give them a taste of home. I found a great website that offers easy "home cooking" Russian-style. My son Ilya who has only been with us a couple of years, said about one dish, "This tastes just like grandma's!" (High praise, indeed.)Have fun with it! http://www.enjoyyourcooking.com/See More
"Our group of families who adopted from Russia get together all the time for cultural activities, language classes and more. I know it makes a lot of sense because most of our kids were adopted as older children and need that connection to their…"
"We adopted four times through Adoption Options Worldwide in Troy. It is a small agency that I found to be absolutely honest and scrupulous. We paid so much less for our adoptions (Russia) than anyone else I know....it was a miracle."
"Oh - you are so right. The worst experience of my life (that could/should have been avoided) was with the "workers" regarding our foster son.
Our experiences in Russia were universally wonderful!
Can't wait to see how your story…"
"Annie, You truly are an inspiration! God has really given my husband and I a desire to do what is needed for children without parents. We want to adopt as many as the Lord will bring to us. Unfortunately we are at the mercy of the county workers who…"
"Obviously, being held back is useless unless something changes. However, if this child is dealing with language-learning then something will be changing - her vocabulary and fluency. If she is processing the adoption and dealing with so many…"
I am a Religious Education Director at a large parish in mid-Michigan. We have adopted four older children from Russia, and have a foster child from two disruptions (also Russian).Our pastor just gave me permission to start an orphan ministry in our parish. I know this is not uncommon in Protestant churches, but rare in Catholic ones. I'm so excited to get this going!See More
Annie, You truly are an inspiration! God has really given my husband and I a desire to do what is needed for children without parents. We want to adopt as many as the Lord will bring to us. Unfortunately we are at the mercy of the county workers who are in charge of these children. I know that some workers view what they do with passion and a heart for children there are others who are just doing a government job. It is very frustrating. I praise the Lord for all of the prospective adoptive parents who are waiting. Good to meet you, Jo