Originally Posted by onion
The brother of a friend of mine is stuck in Russia. He adopted 2 kids in Russia when they were 2 and 3, while he was working there. 10 years later his work is done, and he wanted to move back to the US, but the Russian government won't let him leave with his adopted children. So he's stuck there until they are both 18 and can move on their own. It's quite sad.
While living in Russia,
my nephew and his wife addopted three Russian children.
When the family decided to move back to America --
about five years ago --
there was no problem bringing the children.
Recently they made a visit to Russia.
Each of the three children commented separately
about their former friends.
"They don't look like we do."
"They look different."
"We're not the same anymore."