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Child of the Heart is a non-profit, licensed adoption agency that specializes in placing children from Russia in loving homes in America.
Helpful Hints from parents who have adopted children through Child of the Heart.
Our adoptive parents are a great support for each other and those who are in the beginning of the adoption process. Check this page for continuous advice, helpful hints, and stories on your future trips to Russia, potential ups and downs to expect, and on raising a child from a different culture.

"We are having a WONDERFUL time with Roman! He is the happiest baby I have ever met and now we have the privilege of being his parents. Kaitlin is doing great with him also; although, she is now acting out a bit against us, her parents, trying to compete for attention (a 3-year-old thing). Roman is eating a LOT!! We are going slow with the foods - introducing one baby food at a time. He is a chunker- - he weighs 21.2 pounds at 15 months, which is a LOT for a baby just coming home from Russia. I think he probably enjoyed meal time while he was in the baby home also!"- KJ


"SCARF REPORT: Scarves are not required in Siberia in July. It is really hot there now. However, if it is raining it could get a little chilly and damp. This was the case in the city where we stopped to refuel. I  brought a very light weight one, just to be on the safe side."- AP


"  The trip could not have gone smoother...."- KH


"The trip was exhausting especially since I was not able to sleep on the planes at all. However, the food in Siberia was delicious. Our translators always helped us select some wonderful meals. I love the dumpling soup! I had no idea how beautiful the architecture was in Moscow. We went sightseeing with the other families - we felt like we were on a vacation - (although, we were exhausted!). I really enjoyed hearing the people speak in Russian - I really love the language and I wish we had had more time before our trip to learn it a little better. Also, I really think that the Russian people are beautiful. I guess all in all, I am pretty excited about our experience. The trip was very difficult because of the travel to Siberia and also leaving our daughter for 9 days (that was the hardest part), but your people took such great care of us. They are the best!"- KJ


"I finally have a moment to write you more than one sentence. And rejoice!!! I am not writing you to ask you ONE SINGLE QUESTION!!!!I want to tell you thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us a chance. Most people would have laughed at us if said we wanted to adopt but didn't have any resources to do it with . You didn't.....God bless you for doing this. Now we look back and see God's most amazing hand in how He has miraculously provided . I remember wondering how on earth any of this would ever happen, and here we are leaving tomorrow for Siberia!!!!   On behalf of our family I thank you over and over again."-KH


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child of the Heart is a non-profit, licensed adoption agency that specializes in placing children from Russia in loving homes in America.

1156 Bowman Rd., Suite 200, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Tel.: 843-881-2973   Fax: 888-854-4666

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