Important Information for Adoptive Parents of Russian Children

Let us remind you that according to the Russian legislation concerning post-adoption requirements Russian Ministry of Education requires submission of post-placement supervisory reports at 6, 12, 24 and 36 month after adoption. Рost-adoption reports should address adopted child’s bond with the family, physical health and development, education, social skills, family relationship, etc. These reports must be prepared by a licensed social worker. All reports must be notary certified, apostilled, translated into Russian and have set of 5 pictures of the child. Reports must be submitted to the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation not later than the due date. Please note that adoption agency and adoptive parents are both responsible for the child being registered with a local Russian consular office within 3 days upon arrival (for full list of consular offices in the USA and regions of their jurisdiction please visit: “Russian Consulates in the USA”). If adoptive parents change their place of residence, they should notify local consular office and re-register their child at new location. If you have any questions regarding post-adoption reports and the way they should be submitted, please, do not hesitate to call us at 202-298-57-69 (from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.).