Russian - New Zealand Adoptee & Founder of I'm Adopted

Alex Gilbert

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.

Outside of I’m Adopted, Alex has talked with government agencies in New Zealand and Russia about this organisation and work for those adopted from Russia. He also shares his own journey through his YouTube Channel as well currently in production with his own TV Show.

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Instagram @alexgilbert
Twitter @alexgilbertnz

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I'm Adopted

Helping Adoptees Around the World Connect.