Most international adoptees remain citizens of their country of birth unless they renounce that citizenship after they reach the age of 18. Adopted children come to the U.S. with a passport from their country of birth and eventually that passport expires. In the case of Russian adoptees, they are required to travel to Russia with a valid Russian passport unless they have formally renounced their Russian citizenship. Renewing an expired Russian passport can be a daunting task, particularly if you no longer are fluent in Russian.
Adopted for Good has partnered with Administrative Expediting Agency (AXA). AXA specializes in passport renewals, Visa assistance, consular registration, citizenship issues, and document translations for most of the Eastern European speaking countries. For more information, please visit their website at www.axaadmin.com.