We adopted Vanya from a baby home in Yaroslavl, Russia, in Spring/Summer 2007.

This story has more nitty-gritty details about the process. Highlights of the process included celebrating St. Patrck's day with a Russian-speaking wierd band, and spending three of four weeks in Russia without luggage and mostly without hot water.


(Pictures from 2007 and 2011.)

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and trips that ended up with bringing this one home.


At the end of 2011, we adopted Kolya. The whole family traveled to Russia together, and it was an amazing adventure. /img/kolya1.jpg
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