Adoptees from Russia - Resource Corner

Добро пожаловать! (Welcome) Are you adopted from Russia? Take a look at some of our resources right here that can assist you with, Citizenship Questions, Passport Renewal, Searching for Birth Families/Relatives and Social-Emotional, and Mental Health Support. We are still developing this page as we expand our organization physically to Russia in 2021. If you would like to get involved, then please contact us!

FAQ for Adoptees from Russia

Am I still a Russian Citizen?

Unless you have renounced your Russian Citizenship, anyone adopted from Russia after 1992 is still considered a Russian Citizen. Once the child is 18 years of age they can then chose to renounce their Russian citizenship and make this choice themselves. We recomend not going through the renounce process as adoptees typically value their heritage and dual citizenship.

The Citizen Process for Russian Adoptees

The timeframe for the Russian Citizenship process varies for different countries. It can be from 3 months up until two years in some cases. After this, you then will need to apply for your Russian passport which ontop can take an extra 3 to 5 months. AIf you are a Russian adoptee, always give yourself a lot of time and research prior. More information on the Russian Federal Laws verbatim can be found here.

Who can I contact?

If you would like us to suggest you the right Consulate to contact for starting your process, then please contact us. We have contacts in America, New Zealand and Russia who can point you in the right direction or take a look below!

Passport Renewal (New Guide for Russian – New Zealand Adoptees)
We have created a guide with the Russian Embassy in NZ which is now available on their website for those people adopted from Russia into New Zealand, visit the link here

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health for anyone adopted is an important subject that we often talk about in our I’m Adopted, Talk – Live Streams. We cover many topics as talked from adoptees, for adoptees. Social-Emotional, Identity, Connecting with your Roots, Anxiety, Viewing Adoption as Young Adults, and more. You can watch any of our Live Talks through our Resource Section here or if you are wanting to reach out to others, we also have a private Facebook Group that you can join here.

*Disclaimer: I’m Adopted is not held legally reliable for any physical, mental or emotional traumas that may be associated with an adoptee after reading our resources. We are here to here to provide assistance for those who are needing it.

Russian Consulate Directories

New Zealand

Embassy of the Russian Federation

57 Messines Road, Karori, Wellington 6012
Telephone: +64 4 476 6113 (Chancery)


Embassy of The Russian Federation in Australia

78 Canberra Avenue, Griffith, ACT 2603, Australia
Telephone: +61(2) 6295 9033


Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Sydney

The United States of America

Please Note: The State which you currently reside in determines the correct Consulate to contact.

Consular district of the Embassy includes states and territories: Alaska, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wyoming as well as the territory of Puerto-Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands.


The consular district of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York includes the states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.


Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York

9 East 91 st Street, New York, NY 10128
Telephone: (212) 348-0750; (212) 534-3782


The consular district of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Houston includes the states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.


Consulate General of the Russian Federation (Houston)

1333 West Loop South, ste. 1300, Houston, TX 77027
Telephone: (713) 337-3300 (Calling Hours 14:00-16:30)


The Russian Federation maintains Consular Offices in three locations in the U.S., with each having its own jurisdiction. Please contact your local Russian Consulate.


Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA

2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 298-5700

The United Kingdom

Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 668 7474

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom

58 Melville Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom EH3 7HF

Other Countries

Please contact us here for any further assistance or if your country is not listed

Searching for Birth Families

It is a big decision for any adoptee who might want to start a search for their birth family or relatives. It all depends too on what information you might already have. We can assist you in the right direction on where you can search and where, to begin with, our resources. At the moment we can’t help with individual searches but with our program for 2021, we hope to start assisting with this.

Some resources we also have on our website can also assist you with where to begin. You can take a look at the full resource blog post here. Alternatively, you can contact us here.

Got a Resource or would like to collaborate with us?

If you have a resource you can provide for those adopted from Russia, then please reach out to us here on our Contact page.


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