While traveling, families often wish to reconnect with people and places important in the life of their son or daughter. Reminiscing is an important part of the journey and these points of connection provide a foundation for your child.

The Ties Program is pleased to assist by requesting permission for families to visit orphanages and exploring the possibility of meeting caretakers. We are also happy to make arrangements enabling you to see other places important to your family such as the hotel where your family first met, a hospital, place of finding or birth. Families will travel with an English speaking guide to assist with and personalize the visits.

About International Birth Family Search & Reunion
  • In many of the countries we serve, it is possible to do a birth family search. Frankly, there have been many more reunions for international adoptees than we ever thought possible when we started a quarter of a century ago.
  • We are happy to help you locate a searcher, explain the process, and talk with you about the pros and cons of “finding or not finding”. We neither encourage or discourage birth family search, but rather help you understand the process and complexities so you make a decision you are comfortable with.
  • When or if birth family is located, we can also help by setting up the logistics of a meeting, transportation and translation.

Here are some of the people and places families have or hope to visit as part of their journey to Russia. This list is an evolving one with frequent additions. See something missing? Or, are there other people or places on your “dream list?” Please email us. We are always open to helping you with other connections.

Baby Homes & Orphanages
Angarsk City Orphanage
Adygeya (Maikop)
Bashkortostan (Ufa, Beloretsk, Sterlitamak)
Berkut Orphanage
Buryatia (Ulan-Ude)
Cheraponovo Orphanage
Cherepanovsky Specialized House of Child
Dagestan (Makhachkala, Buinaksk)
Dmitrov, Orekhovo – Zuyevo Orphanage for Babies
Ekaterinburg Baby Homes #1, #5 (formerly Baby Home #2)
Ekaterinburg Specialized House of Child #1
Ivanovo (Shuya)
Kaliningrad (Gusev, Sovietsk)
Kansk, Rayon Hospital Orphanage
Kirov (Vyatka, Kotelnich, Slobodskoi, Urzhum, Yaransk)
Kirov Orphanage
Krasnopolynasky Baby Home
Krasnodar (Armavir, Eisk, Sochi, Novorossijsk, Labinsk)
Kungar – https://sites.google.com/site/fromkungur/home/english
Kurgan Baby Home
Leningrad (Vsevolzhsk, Lomonosov)
Magnitorsk Baby Home #5 (formerly Baby Home #2)
Moscow City Baby Orphanages #2, #24, #25
Murom Baby Home
Nighny Novgorod Orphanage #2
Nizhny Novgorod
Novcherkassk Baby Home
Novokuznetsk, Baby Home #2
Novokuznetsk, Children’s Home #4
Novoshantinsk Children’s Hospital
Novosibirsk (Baby Orphanage #1, #2, #3, Kuibyshev, Cherepanovo)
Orel Baby Home
Orsk (Orenburg Region)
Ostashkov Preschool Orphanage
Perm Province Children’s Home #1
Perm Orphanage #2
Perm Regional Center of Help to Children Left without Custody of Parents
Pervouralsk Children’s Home
Petrozavodsk City Baby Orphanage
Primorsky (Vladivostok, Primorsk, Ussurijsk)
Pskov (Sebezh, Kilsk)
Rostov on Don
Rzhev Social Orphanage for Children
Shakhty Children’s Hospital
Smolensk, Krasny Bar Infant’s Home
Smolensk (Yartsevo)
St. Petersburg City Baby Orphanages
St. Petersburg Children’s Homes #2, 6, 8, 10
Stavropol (Mashuk)
Surgut Munitsipainaya Gorodskaya Bolista #1
Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil, Krasnoturinsk, Pervouralsk, Revda, Serov, Kamensk-Uralsky)
Syktyvkar Orphanage
Taganrog Baby Home
Torzhok Boarding School, Tver Region
Tula (Novomoskovsk)
Tula Baby Home
Tver (Vyshny, Zapadnaya, Kashin, Konakovo)
Ukhta Orphanage
Ulyanovsk Children’s Home
Vladimir (Alexandrovsk, Kovrov, Murom)
Vladivostok Municipal Baby Home
Voronezh (Somovo, Pavlovsk)
Vyshny Volochek Baby Home
Yaroslavl Children’s Home #1

The Ties Program does not endorse any of the places listed above, but rather offers them as places families have indicated they may want to visit.


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