Cherishing Each Moment Home

Brother and sister hugging

Yelisey and Marina, now home with their family

Just months ago, Steven and Mallory traveled to Russia to welcome their son and daughter, adopted through WACAP, into their family. Now a family of four, they’re enjoying the first months of being together … and focusing on what matters most: each other.

Today, Yelisey, age 3 and Marina, age 4, are settling comfortably into their new routine. During this first year home, their parents are keeping the activities low-key and focusing on building strong attachments. And Yelisey and Marina are developing trust and growing strong bonds, while learning more and more each day. Meanwhile, from (very) successful dentist appointments to making their first birthday cake for Papa, the family is cherishing each moment.

Kids with WACAP Staff

Yelisey and Marina with staff member Brittany Sweet, after a visit to WACAP

Russian legislation has since changed, with U.S. adoption from Russia no longer allowed. Steven and Mallory, with their son and daughter home, feel fortunate to have been united with their children before these laws changed.  

Yelisey and Marina, we are so glad you are home and enjoying the warmth of your family.


WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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