Alex Gilbert’s Personal Notes

Why I Decided to Help My Old Orphanage – Alex Gilbert

I wanted to talk about a few reason as to why I wanted to help out my old orphanage by sending gifts and supplies. I…

The Emotional Side of my Birth Mother Tatiana – Alex Gilbert

One thing that I have always found a little different is the relationship with my birth mother Tatiana. I remember getting in contact with her…

I’m Adopted – The Interview w/ Meg Andrews

I decided to sit down with one of my good friends Meg Andrews who agreed to talk to me about my life story. I sat…

How do you share your story about being adopted to others?

Like many of us, we are adopted. Many people throughout my childhood always asked me what my story was. Why my name was different and…

Russia in July – Alex Gilbert

As you you know in July I will be making another visit to Russia. I plan to take this trip for my own personal Holiday…

The Russia-New Zealand Bilateral Adoption Agreement

Last Sunday I got to talk a little bit about the agreement between Russia and New Zealand with the current Bilateral agreement between both of…

Why I created ‘I’m Adopted’ and why I’m helping adoptees connect

This is more of a personal note rather than a story about my adoption. I was born in Arkhangelsk, Russia and adopted when I was…

My Brother Andrei Has Found His Birth Parents in Russia – Alex Gilbert

A few years back, my brother Andrei had told me that he really wasn’t too interested in finding his birth parents. It was something that…

When You ‘Find’ Your Birth Family

Of course every story is different. None is going to ever be the same. The term of finding them is different too. When it comes…

My Brother Andrei Gilbert – Alex Gilbert

Not many of you know too much about my brother Andrei. It wasn’t just me who was adopted by my Mum and Dad back in…

The Progress with I’m Adopted – Alex Gilbert

Thank You for the stories this year with I’m Adopted. It has been a busy year with so much happening from all over the world.…

Revisiting my Orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia

I have just got back from Russia. Another journey for me that has been incredible. I don’t know where to begin with how everything happened…

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