Alex Gilbert’s Personal Notes

About to Experience my Third Visit to Russia

I am excited to be leaving for Russia tomorrow. A lot has changed since my first visit to Russia in 2013. Everything again is no…

Working with ‘Arifmetika Dobra’ in Russia

Arifmetika Dobra or “Arithmetic of Goodness” in English is a Non-Profit charitable foundation in Russia which specialises in helping those who are orphans in Russia. I will…

Planning to Travel Overseas to visit your Birth Country?

As any adoptee. Many who are adopted inside their own Country are able to get to where they came from a little bit easier than…

I will be revisiting my Orphanage in Russia after 23 Years

I don’t remember leaving my Orphanage in 1994. Though of course I have many videos and photos that are always in my mind. I have…

My View on the Russia – New Zealand  bilateral agreement – Alex Gilbert

We know that this is never an easy topic to talk about. I also understand the rules on each end of the Countries but not…

Getting in Contact for the First Time

This is something that many people have asked me before. What was it like getting in touch with your Birth Parents the first time. The…

Progress on my Next Book ‘I’m Adopted’

As you will know I am currently working on what I want to get out next. I am currently writing my next book I’m Adopted. …

Experiencing the Russian Easter

Last night I went to go and visit one of the Russian Churches with Margarita in Auckland, NZ. It is that time of year again!…

The Fear of Rejection as an Adoptee

As an Adoptee you may always be interested in doing a search for your Birth Parents. There are always questions of ‘What If’ when you…

Staying Connected with your Birth Parents

When adoptees eventually find their Birth Parents it’s always good for adoptees to make sure that they keep in touch.

Feeling Different Being Adopted

With being adopted, many people always want to know simply what their Birth Parents may look like or just who they are. Growing up some people may…

Growing Up with Adopted Siblings

How did you grow up? Did you grow up with brothers or sisters that were also adopted? Or were you the only one adopted? When…

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