|We are currently not accepting Russia applications. This website will provide you with updates and announcements regarding when we will accept new applications in our Russia adoption program.
Russia is home to over 143 million people and is the world’s largest country by land mass. Though Russian is the national language, and the vast majority of the population claims it as their native tongue, there are over 100 different ethnic groups, many of which speak different languages throughout Russia. The fall of the Soviet Union brought Russia into an economic tailspin, causing many skilled workers and their families to fall into poverty. This lowered the country’s life span, the size of the family, and birthrate. Conditions in Russia are slowly improving, providing a promising future for its population.Moscow is Russia’s capital and largest city, with a population of over 10 million people. It is largely strategic as an economic and business center, as it has become a hub for foreign investment and business, largely boosting Russia in the global economy. Moscow is alive with rich cultural tradition, with many museums devoted to art, literature, music, dance, history, and science. It also boasts breathtaking architecture with its hundreds of churches and cathedrals.Russia is one of the world’s most popular countries for international adoption. In 2011, Americans adopted 962 beautiful Russian children, finishing third in the number of adoptions to the U.S. behind China and Ethiopia. Russia is not a party to the Hague Treaty on International adoptions, but in the past year, Russian officials have entered into discussions with the U.S. Department of State to ensure that agencies are properly overseen in the U.S.