Loboda, Greg and Mary Jo
Selected by Representative Don Sherwood Greg and Mary Jo Loboda live in Waverly, Pennsylvania, with their eight children, seven of them old children whom they had adopted from orphanages in Russia. They are advocates of older child adoption, and work hard to promote permanency for children through...
Cornell Youth Crisis Intervention Expert Helps Russia Cope with Teens Who Need Special Care
ITHACA, N.Y. -- With skyrocketing rates of drug and alcohol abuse and teen suicide throughout Russia, the city of Nizhni Novgorod needed ways to help its youth cope with anger and despair. As part of this effort, Martha Holden, director of Cornell University's Residential Child Care Project, gave... Angelina Jolie
1975 - Actress Angelina Jolie, born Angelina Jolie Voight, is an American actress who is as renowned for her exotic looks, sensual lips, and tattoos, as she is for her acting ability. She is a respected artist and has received three Golden Globes, as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting... Books on International Adoption
International adoption can be a worrisome or confusing process. You can simplify the process by shoring up your knowledge of the laws of your state, the United States and of the various countries allowing adoption from the U.S. You will also want to consult the United States Department of State...
Russia, US in new row after Russian diplomats charged
Russia and the United States were on Friday embroiled in a new diplomatic dispute after Moscow reacted furiously to charges launched in the United States against 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their wives over a $1.5 million fraud. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a... Russia-Ukraine 'closer on gas price'
Russia says differences with Ukraine on reducing the price of Russian gas have been narrowed after talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Russia investigates crash jet pilot
Investigators in Russia examine whether the pilot of an airliner which crashed near Kazan with no survivors had a valid pilot's licence. Russia to Ukraine: Calm down
Russia called for "stability and order" in neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday as thousands of protesters kept up their demonstrations against the government in Kiev.
So Nice to Help Someone Else
December 1, 2012, 8:18 pm
I had a phone call the other day from a woman who has adopted two girls from an orphanage in Russia. She already had four biological children when she and her husband adopted these eleven-year-old girls three years ago. The girls already didn't like each other in the orphanage and didn't want to... Russia Adoption Ban Brings to Mind Romania Program
March 22, 2013, 8:02 pm
A recent feature story from Time Magazine drew some comparisons between the Russian adoption ban and the closure of the Romanian adoption program several years ago. The piece featured stories of parents caught up in the closure of the Romania program. Many had already met their children; their... Can We Hear it for the Parents?
December 29, 2012, 10:43 pm
As much as I appreciate how hard my kids have been working lately, and how well they've been doing, I want to acknowledge how hard it is to parent RAD kids. It seems to take superhuman self-control, patience, understanding and empathy. I think all parents are called on from time to time to...
Gifting - The Power of American Hearts
Eight months, 15 days, then finally the call. "We have a boy, 8 months, weighing 10 pounds from Yekaterinburg. He can leave in 3 days." Three days to travel halfway around the world to... Rough Road of Adopting as a Single Woman
I started to try to adopt in 2003. I was told that Russia was open to singles adopting. So I went through the process. 2 years later I was matched with a beautiful girl who had a cleft palate. I went... Dream Come True
My husband and I just returned home five weeks ago with our beautiful ten month old baby boy. He is from Tobolsk Russia. We had a FANTASTIC experience. Our agency was GENESIS ADOPTIONS in Alpharetta...