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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…!

Shattered Adoption Dreams

A long, long time ago, we had a dream of bringing home our first son’s friends.  One by one, they were shipped off to Islamic farming villages in other Russian republics.  Anything to keep them away from us. We tracked them by various means and methods.  When they sneezed, we knew about it.  One of…

Return to Sender: Russia

Shockwaves rippled across a couple of continents when seven-year-old Artyom was packed up and shipped off to Russia, all by himself. Seems that his American adoptive mother and grandmother deemed him to be a real risk to the safety of their family. Outrage ensued, as though only materialistic Americans could view children as broken objects,…