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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!

Russian Money Laundering

Never in a million years would I have pictured myself going from bank to bank to gather like-new, crisp dollar bills. Large piles, in large denominations, are now stacked in my purse, which weighs a ton. Am I involved in an underworld deal? Do I have a child being held for ransom? Am I engaging…

How Does Russian Adoption Work?

Slowly. Very slowly. If, however, you can find a good, American accredited/registered adoption agency to assist you, the process could come in at under a year, start to finish. Some of us have languished in the system for a number of years. I like to think of that as the exception, rather than the rule….