*Important Update: Adoptions are still continuing between Russia and the United States. This post was written when it looked as if Russia was suspending/possibly closing all adoptions to US families.
I am the proud mother to three children, one of which would not be possible without the help of the US and Russia. It is through adoption that our daughter is a part of our family. We love her with all our hearts and are so profoundly changed because of her life and all the lives of the children we have witnessed through adoption and the children we met that are still waiting for their families.
Here is a shortened rememberance of that second trip that brought Emily home.