adoption for Americans:
The Russia adoption
program has remained relatively stable, and is one
of the top countries from which Americans choose to
adopt. In 2003, U.S. citizens adopted approximately
5,209 children from Russia. Children available for adoption
include boys and girls, ages 10 months and older, healthy
and special needs. These children reside in orphanages,
and represent a variety of ethnicities such as Asian,
Gypsy, Mediterranean, and Caucasian. When a referral
is made, a videotape of the child usually accompanies
Adoption in Samara:
There are two orphanages in town, Samara #1, which is
also referred to as Solnyshko (little sun) and #2.
Foundation serves the two orphanages within the
city of Samara. Natalya (Natasha or Natash) Golubsova
is the coordinator for all Frank Foundation affiliated
agencies (Kids First, Frank Adoption Center, DATZ, World
Child, et.al.). She speaks very good English, is very
business like, burns the midnight oil every night, and
has been working in Samara since 1991.
Samara Adoption Center
in Samara Region:
Amrex agency is a facilitator just like Frank, only
they work with different US adoption agencies and in
different orphanages in the Samara Region outside the
city of Samara but which are served by the Samara courts.
Natasha Boutossova is the Amrex facilitator for the
Toliatti and Syrzan orphanage's which are located in
the region of Samara. Toliatti and Syzran are also the
name's of the city as well as the orphanage name. Court
is held in the City of Samara (same as all the Frank
Donations and Gifts:
There is a difference between "donations" and "gifts."
Donations are for the children at the orphanage. Clothing,
socks and shoes are always good. They must be new items,
not used. I left the tags on everything that we took.
Toys, especially developmental toys, are good. So are
over the counter medications, but not very many. Toothbrushes,
toothpaste are also good donations. Gifts are for the
adults who help with your adoption - facilitators ,
drivers, orphanage director , orphanage doctor and your
Lucy H. came back to Samara with her dauther Angelina,
who she had adopted in 1993 (Orphanage #1). Now Angelina
services for adoptive parents in Samara:
Accommodation in apartments with crib and children's
including other cities to visit orphanages to adopt
children (Toliatti, Syzran), interpreting and other
personal services. Contact us for details.
For independant adoption we can recommend a lawyer,
who will help you to prepare all the documents needed.
about adoption in Samara region: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SamaraKids/
Official adoption procedures and documents: