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The MAPS Russia Adoption Program maintains its reputation for excellence and success in bringing children home to families all over the world. As MAPS' largest international program, we have facilitated more than 1,000 Russian adoptions since the program's commencement in 1991. We were originally accredited by the Russian Federation to place children from Russia on December 14, 2000; this long-standing accreditation status will ensure that our work in Russia will continue for years to come. Our experienced U.S.- and Russia-based coordinators regularly monitor the continuously changing laws in Russia, ensuring that our families' dossiers are in compliance with the latest requirements and regulations. Since our Russia program began, we have found the people, culture, and children to be truly delightful and beautiful. We look forward to guiding you with our expertise, and sharing with you the joy of adopting from Russia.
MAPS is reaccredited in Russia
After a long wait during Russia’s reaccreditation process, we are now reaccredited by Russia’s Ministry of Education! With this new accreditation in place, we can begin processing waiting families, have reopened our Russia adoption program to new applicants, and can start placing babies, toddlers, and older children again. The accreditation is non-expiring and ensures that we can continue our work in Russia for years to come.
MAPS families whose paperwork is up to date and already submitted should contact Kate or Jill at (207) 775-4101 to discuss specific time frames. We thank all of you for your patience during this delay and look forward with joy to helping you bring your new child/ren home. We also urge new families to contact us to learn more about adopting through our Russia program.
In 1991, we were the first American agency to begin placing children from Russia with families in the United States. Since then, we have found homes for 1200 Russian children throughout the US and have funded humanitarian aid programs to improve the lives of the children who remain in Russia’s orphanages and foster homes.
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