Russia adoption process

typographyThe first step in adopting a child from Russia is usually to select an agence or attorney in your country that can help with your adoption. Adoption service providers must be licensed by your country authorities...  Readmore...

Russia adoption requirements

typographyFor single persons who wish to adopt, there must be a 16 year age difference between the prospective parent and the prospective child.  There are no age requirements for married couples.  

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Two groups of children are typically available for an international adoption from Russia, babies relinquished in the hospital at birth to orphanages, and older children who are removed from their families because of neglect. There are over a million orphans in Russia, the majority of which are true orphans, or have parents who were unable to provide for them. Most major cities have several orphanage-type facilities called baby houses which house children from birth to approximately 4 to 5 years of age. Older children ranging from 5 to 18 years of age are frequently held at boarding schools or other facilities called orphanages.

Currently, only citizens of Spain, France and Italy can legally adopt from Russia. 


After adoption

Adopted Russian children must be registered with the Government of Russia either by registering  with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) before they leave the country or by working with their adoption agency to register their adopted children with the G.O.R. 

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Registration of Russian orphants

Adopted Russian children must be registered with the Government of Russia either by registering  with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) before they leave the country or by working with their adoption agency to register their adopted children with the G.O.R. 

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Procedures of adoption

With the assistance of an adoption agency accredited by the Russian Government, prospective adoptive parents first apply to a regional Ministry of Education office for permission to adopt in that region.
 

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