Birth Family Search Russia

Dear adoptive parents,

Following feedback from a number of adoptive parents, I have established a service to help and support adoptive families with their search for birth families in Russia. I have experience of undertaking searches on behalf of adoptive families and while the information is not always easy to obtain, the adoptive families have found the search and ongoing contact to be very beneficial.

The search procedure includes the following steps:

  1. Adoptive parents send by email or post copies of the following documents, if available: 1. Court order; 2. Letter of abandonment; 3. Passports of birth parents. This will establish the essential information of birth mother/father name, siblings, DOB and last known addresses;
  2. Adoptive parents provide the birth family with a letter and photographs of your family as it will help to “melt the ice” and get the maximum amount of information from the birth family. At this stage we recommend that you do not disclose surnames, country etc until you have a clear picture of the circumstances of the birth family;
  3. The letter and other essential documents will be translated into Russian;
  4. We will commence a focused search to locate the birth family;
  5. Meetings will take place with officials from various Russian adoption authorities to check for any additional information;
  6. On locating the birth family a meeting with the birth family members will take place;
  7. Photographs and video will be taken at birth family/siblings homes with members of the birth family. The video will be made with English subtitles;
  8. A detailed report on the birth family/siblings will be compiled based on the information received from the Russian adoption authorities and the visits to the birth family/siblings homes;
  9. Adoptive parents will get the following information upon the completion of the search procedure:
    • Photographs and a DVD with a home video of the birth family/siblings;
    • Copies of the birth parents/siblings documents, if any, such as copy of birth certs, ID and other personal documents, letters and postcards from birth parents/siblings;
    • A detailed report on birth family/siblings including: full names and DOB of birth parents/siblings, nationality, background and current social status, contact details – addresses of residence, home/mobile phone numbers, emails;
  10. On the completion of the search we provide an ongoing method of communication with the birth family by offering a “one-step-removed” postal service/e-mail service. All correspondence between adoptive family and the birth family will be translated English/Russian, Russian/English;
  11. Support can be provided to the adoptive family with face-to-face meetings with the birth family if/when required. We will arrange all travel formalities in relation to your trip to Russia: visas, hotel booking, train/plane tickets, etc.

I have ongoing contact with the Russian Orphanages and the Russian adoption authorities, which will prove invaluable in the search. I will personally supervise the search myself and will meet the adoptive family if the search is successful so that I can give the adoptive family a first-hand account of the meeting and the circumstances of the birth family. This will ensure that the birth family is approached in a sensitive manner to ensure the best outcome for both the adoptive family and the birth family. The confidentiality of adoptive family’s country location, personal data and contact details is fully respected.

The search for the birth families will cover all Russia’s regions, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.


Denis M. Rybakov

Adoptive Family




3 thoughts on “Birth Family Search Russia

  1. We are trying to see if we can find the birth parents of our 23 year old adopted son or any information. We legally adopted him in Russia, have documents written in Russian too. He, and we, feel it would help him have peace to fill in some missing gaps of his heritage to go onward in life.

    The orphanage he is from is in Dzerzhinsk, about 30 minutes taxi ride from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

    Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

    • Dear Susan,

      Thank you very much for your message. I would be happy to locate the Russian birth parents/siblings of your son in Nizhniy Novgorod region.

      I will need the following scanned documents in order to start the search:

      1. Copy of the Court order re your son’s adoption in Russia;
      2. Copy of the Court order re termination of parental rights (if exists);
      3. Copy of the original birth certificate;
      4. Copy of the letter of abandonment from the Baby home;
      5. Any other information re adoption in Russia – son’s DOB, his full Russian name, name of the Baby home in Russia he was adopted from, full names of the birth parents, DOB and the last known address of their residence in Russia.

      The fee for the search services is $1500 devided into 2 payments: first payment $750 is to be made upon signing of the agreement on legal services, second payment $750 is to be made upon completion of the search for the birth family. I will provide you with a report on the birth parents and siblings, home video with Russian subtitles, photos, letters translated into English. I will also provide you with an ongoing communication with the Russian birth family after completion of the search. The search will take circa 1 month.

      My contact details are as follows: mobile +7 977 323 1900, Skype: denis.rybakov1, website:

      Kind regards,

      Denis M. Rybakov


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