Meeting My Birth Parents in Russia for the First Time

Being adopted and raised in New Zealand, this young man has the rare opportunity to travel to Russia and meet his birth mother. With just a few hours to get to know each other — not even speaking the same language — it was a tender reunion. But it was not nearly long enough. Alex knows his birth mother gave him his best chance at a good life.

Then Alex travels on to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he is blessed to meet his birth father and discover that he has a sister. Amazingly, his birth father had learned only a few months earlier that he was Alex’s father. Clearly, their connection was immediate.