I traveled to Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, in April and May, 2003, to adopt my six-year-old son, Nikolay! (Click on the Kaz flagabove to see a map of Kazakhstan.) My personal websister, Nikolay's aunt Lynne, created this page to record the adventure for both Nikolay as well as other families similarly fortunate to adopt a wonderful child from Kazakhstan. As trips to Kazakhstan go, this one went about as well as it possibly could have; we were home 22 days after leaving the US.
Click on the open book below for a diary of the trip. If you happen to be planning a similar trip, check back soon for a peek in the suitcase.to see what I brought (and what I wish I had brought). My itinerary can be found by clicking on the American flag above.