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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…!

Post-Placement Preparations

Fortunate the family with children young enough to not understand when post-placement reports are upon them.  For Russian adoptions, your licensed social worker who performed the family’s original home study (with dozens of supporting documents declaring you suitably fit to parent, as though any bios have had to jump through such hoops) comes to visit…

The Swiss Cheese Internat Education

When we first learned of Russian boarding schools for orphans, images of freshly-scrubbed children in crisp uniforms engaging in serious studies flooded our minds. The more accurate picture might be more like a sinister Soviet penal gulag with a bit of learning thrown in for good appearance. “How many months are there in one year?” …

Good Morning, World, Here We Go!

People have told us to pitch our own reality TV show, but it’s difficult to get the right niche, or find a catchy handle. We don’t have 15 children, we are not tatoo artists or little people, no pampered actresses or model wanna-bes among us. Our family is fairly mainstream, with enough twists and turns…