Are you adopted from Russia? Like many of us from the early 1990s up until now we were one of those children adopted into a Family outside of Russia. In the 1990s in America alone there was over 19,000 adoptions from Russia in the 1990s. For New Zealand there were over 600. Worldwide from China and Russia there had been over 410,000 adoptions from 27 countries from 2000-2010!
Most of the stories that are shared with us are from adoptees who came from Russia. It is difficult for some as everything is different. The language, the culture and the size of the Country. Many adoptees have revisited their Birth Country in Russia to experience the culture and the people and a lot of them have gone back to meet their Birth Parents.
Searching for Birth Relatives in a country like Russia takes time and patience but it’s not impossible. Adoptees should take some time to learn about Russia and the Culture before searching. That is just my bit of advice. Before I did my search for my Birth Parents in 2013 I knew alot about Russia already. I knew that it was going to be a totally different Country than where I am in New Zealand. Unfortunately now some countries are unable to adopt from Russia. New Zealand is one of them and so is the USA.
There are many ways for any adoptees to search for their Birth Parents in Russia. Remember to think about searching for them first. Do it when you feel it’s right and take your time. Decide on who you would like to get help from before searching too. It all comes down to yourself if you want to search for any of your birth parents.
Here are some tips that can help you on your search. (In no particular order)