We are praising God for the latest referrals received in the Russia program. There are going to be some cold trips coming up for our families, but we are trusting them into God’s care. For those following the international adoption process between Russia and the United States we are happy to report that families continue to move forward despite the changes that are being implemented and which increase the requirements needed to successfully adopt from Russia. America World is putting together a training seminar at the end of November for a few families to obtain the education needed for the adoption processes. This training is being conducted under the auspices of the University of Pittsburgh. Our hope and goal is to be able to repeat this training after the New Year for families throughout the mid-Atlantic region who are in need.
America World views the changes in adoption regulations between Russia and the US as positive ones that will provide better safeguards for the children being adopted and placed in homes. The Russian adoption process continues to be steady one. We hope to see this program grow in the next year and see more sweet children placed in Christ-centered families!