All Russian adoptions have been suspended as of 1/1/2013. We will advise you on any updates that may occur.
Russian Children Available for Adoption:
Children over the age of two are readily available, but younger children are occasionally available.
The Datz Foundation is proud to work cooperatively with The Frank Adoption Center of North Carolina, Inc., a U.S based adoption agency which is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. It has collaborated with The Frank Adoption Center and its parent organization, The Frank Foundation, Inc. of Chevy Chase, Maryland for many years.
Adoptive Parent Criteria:
Liberal; single women accepted. Preference for infants given to adoptive mothers age 47 and under. The father may be older.
Russian officials now require adoptive parents to travel twice. Sometimes three trips are required. The purpose of the first trip is to meet with the child, make the decision to adopt and then sign all the necessary paperwork. Then a family returns to the United States and waits for the legal paperwork to be completed. They travel the second time to finalize the adoption, attend a court hearing and get an immigrant visa for a child at the U.S. Consulate in Moscow. Both adoptive parents must travel for the court hearing. A third trip may be required if a Judge requires it.
The Datz Foundation agency fee for adopting one child is $5,000. The Datz Foundation will help you to put together the dossier and explain how to apostille it. If a client wants Datz Foundation to apostille their dossier an additional fee of $1,500 will apply. The foreign fee is between $10,000 and $16,500 depending on the age of the child and the facilitator. Couples can expect to spend $300 per day for accommodations and food. Round trip air fare from New York to Moscow is $700 to $1,500 per person, depending on the season.