M. Strehle, Ph.D.
Third-year full time law school
student at present.
Over 14 years of
years of experience teaching at colleges and
English/Russian translation of books and magazine
articles in Russia.
Interpreter of arts course for the American Embassy in
on the life and works of Leo Tolstoy at the
Literary Museum of Tolstoy's Estate and completed
major course work about him.
in Linguistics and Logic from the Moscow State
Dissertation on language and its relationship to
related articles published based on dissertation.
and M.A. in English and German. Course work also
in child psychology, pedagogic, teaching methods,
medicine, logic, Russian and foreign literature,
philosophy and art.
A message from the Executive Director:
know that you are probably very apprehensive about
this whole process, it might be helpful if you
knew more about me and had a word or two from
those who have adopted through Child of the Heart.
from Tula, Russia which is about 120 miles south
of Moscow. Tula was the home of our great Russian
writer Leo Tolstoy. In fact, in my college days I
worked as a guide at his home which is a wonderful
museum that you must visit when you travel to
Russia. In college I studied many subjects related
to child development and psychology. Eventually I
received a Ph.D. from Moscow University.
collapse of the Iron Curtain, I met and married an
American and came to live in beautiful and warm
I know the hardships and reality of my country
only too well. This is why it is so rewarding to
be a part of bringing these innocents to this
wonderful country where they have so many
opportunities and where their frowns turn into
people who work with us in Russia, many of whom
are my family and close friends, are very
conscientious, honest, reliable and highly
We are sorry but Child of
the Heart is currently not taking any new clients
due to the pending situation in Russia. We are
planning to resume taking new applications in the
beginning of 2011. We do accept applicants
adopting domestically or through various foreign
countries for the home-studies and post-placement