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Adopting from Kemerovo

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Connecting on a personal level is an important part of sharing ideas. On this page we'll present some details about our organization and the people behind it.

Our Staff

This site is the result of a collaborative effort between Dave Brotman in Maryland and Pam Barnes in California.  We welcome any other participants!

Returning to Washington
From Russia with relief - Laurel and Julia Brotman

Dave Brotman is our Web Dad (WebMaster sounds so authoritarian), Dave and Laurel live in Silver Spring, Md. with new daughter Julia, adopted on October 25, 2001 from Prokopyevsk.

The obligatory photo at St. Basil's Cathedral
Pam and Nick

Pam is the Moderator of our ListServe at  She  lives in Sacremento and adopted Nicholai from Prokopyevsk on December 25th, 2001 - Talk about a "Gotcha Day"!

Our Stories

We can publish the experiences of adoptive families as they make the information available