Alex was born in Arkhangelsk, Russia in 1992 and placed in the orphanage until he was adopted when he was two years old to his New Zealand family. He managed to find his birth parents in 2013 with social media.
He created this I’m Adopted project to help others adopted around the world connect. He has released two books My Russian Side and I’m Adopted in 2014 and 2018. You can find his adoption diaries below.