Our Adoption

As many of you know, my husband and I have been in the process of adopting two children from Russia. In the past few weeks, there have been many disturbing events that were taking place that threatened our  adoption. This morning, my husband and I found out that Putin had signed a law into effect banning Russian orphans from being adopted by US citizens. We are absolutely devastated. We don’t know what this will mean for our adoption; we are just waiting to hear how it will all unfold. You can read more on our adoption blog.

At this point, I will be taking a week off from blogging as we wait to hear more from our agency. I ask for your prayers and understanding. Have a wonderful New Year and may it bring blessings to all of us.


  • Larisa


    So sorry to hear of this. As soon as I heard of the bill I thought of you two. I hope and pray that everything works out for you guys. God has everything in His hands.

    God bless.

  • JennStar

    You came to my heart last night as I was thinking about the “friends” who were still in process. I’ve seen from one of the facebook groups that families in process may still be able to finish, but I don’t know the true definition of “in process”- but praying they do allow this and praying it’s families who have registered their dossiers!! Keep us posted!

  • Svetlana

    Very sorry to hear these news. Will be praying for you and your husband. Hoping that everything will still work out and you get to bring your babies to your wonderful home and get to cook awesome meals for them! Wishing you and Sergi a Happy New Year!

  • elena

    I am so sorry to hear this. I was crying when i was reading ur post. I was hoping to hear something good about ur adoption process. I will be praying for u and ur husband. May God bless u.

  • Oksana K

    So sorry, Olga. That is so unfair… for all the time and work you two put in for adopting kids from Russia. I do hope they’ll let you guys to proceed and finish this adoption process… but if not, there is still Ukraine…. We’ll pray for you, and hope that the New Year will bring you some GOOD NEWS!

  • Alla

    The first time I saw this on the news, I thought of you and Sergi, and how this would affect your adoption.
    Don’t lose hope… God is in control!
    Praying that it all works out for you guys… and you’ll have your babies home soon!

  • Larisa

    i’m so sorry to hear about this.. we will be praying for you.. Happy New year and and may God bless you with everything you want….

  • Natasha

    I hope and pray that everything works out for you and Sergei. May God give you strength while you wait for answers about what will happen. We can only hope for the best.

  • Oksana

    I have read your journey blog of adopting the children. I am so sorry to hear about the halt on adoption. We will be praying for you! Don’t give up and stay strong and continue trusting The Lord and He will give you peace.

  • Adi

    Hi Olga,

    I am from Canada and last night, when I heard the news, I was thinking of you. I didn’t know that Putin will sign the law so fast… I’ll pray for you and I know that God will give you the kids. I can’t wait to see the way he’ll work for you. Trust in the Lord!
    Adi, Vancouver, Canada

  • Inna

    Olga, as I was reading the latest news about the adoption process, tears were rolling down my eyes. I have 3 little ones of my own and I couldn’t imagine living without them. This is a time of test, don’t give up, have stronger faith and go to God for He is the one that makes the impossible, possible. He did miracles in your own life and one of them I know that he healed you, when everyone thought they would loose you. Keep strong in the Lord, will pray for your family. Keep us posted please.

  • Jasmina

    Good luck to you. I know 4 American families that have adopted a total of 6 lucky children from Russia. People who adopt have great generosity of heart. May you and they be blessed.

  • Bennette Lee

    My pastor and his wife just adopted a boy from Russia. They are starting a prayer group to pray for those this ban effects. We would like to include you and your husbands names.
    Thanks, Olga,

  • Tina

    You are in my prayers. May the Lord take care of this Himself and give you comfort during this time of waiting. I pray that everything works out to His will. Blessings to you and your family. You are in my prayers…

  • Snezhana

    Keeping you in my prayers. God knows whats best for each of us and Im sure He will do His works to make your life and family wonderful. Stay strong!

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