Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday ~ Preston

This week, Preston is the highlighted child. He is already 6 years old and is facing imminent institutionalization so we need to find him a family fast! I actually think of this little boy quite often. I can't wrap my mind around why he hasn't been rescued yet, he is so handome! He has bright blue eyes, sandy blonde hair and is described as being smart, active and social. As far as his medical conditions go, his profile says he has a hard condition but doesn't specify what type. He also has enlarged tonsils which are very common and enlarged adenoids. To donate or to view his profile through Reece's Rainbow follow this link: http://reecesrainbow.org/4127/preston-2h

Here is some more information on adopting within his region:
3 trips are required
  • Both parents for first trip, about one week
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 7 days
  • After the 30 day waiting period imposed by the judge only one parent need to travel for the 3rd trip to pick-up the child, the length of this trip is 13 to 17 days depending upon the orphanage, district and the day of the week that you pick up the child.  After which a minimum of 3 to 4 days is required in Moscow to obtain the child's visa and register at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Single heterosexual women may adopt; approvals on a case by case basis
  • This region prefers families with no more than 4 at home.
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40k
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • One or two children can be adopted at the same time; approvals on a case by case basis
  • Judges pay close attention to a family's income level
  • No criminal background
  • No history of mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, or other mental health issues)
  • We have an AMAZING agency partner serving the children in this region.  They are a US licensed and Hague and Russia-accredited agency  with a strong track record of outstanding customer service and attention to detail.   This is a great program with easy travel and very accommodating, especially for single mothers! These children are located in a major city, with no cross-country travel to remote regions required.

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