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NZ Adoptee to Revisit his Russian Orphanage in November

NZ Adoptee to Revisit his Russian Orphanage in November to take Gifts and Supplies


Russian - New Zealand Adoptee and Founder of I‘m Adopted Alex Gilbert is to revisit his Orphanage again in Arkhangelsk, Russia to take gifts and supplies to the children.

Alex Gilbert revisited the orphanage at the end of 2017 for the first time since he left when he was adopted in 1994. Alex was adopted into his New Zealand family in August 1994 when he was two years old. In 2013 Alex’s story of him finding his birth parents in Russia with the help of social media was aired on TV 1 Sunday.

Alex Gilbert has now collected a box of gifts and supplies to take to the orphanage and is due to arrive in less than three weeks. The gifts include puzzles, soft toys, Buzzy Bees, toothbrushes, blankets, socks and woolen beanies.

He founded the I’m Adopted project in 2015 which has helped hundreds of Adopted people around the world share their stories and connect with their birth parents. At the end of 2017 while he revisited his orphanage, he also visited the Children’s Rights Minister for the Russian Federation. He has been involved with adoption advocacy for adopted people worldwide with his I’m Adopted project.

He hopes that he can now leave behind some special gifts for the babies and children at his old orphanage.

For more information, take a look at Alex Gilbert’s Instagram at @alexgilbert or his latest post on his Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/542124725865776/posts/1881701301908105/

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