My name is Alex Gilbert. I was adopted when I was two years old from an Orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia. This is my journey.
In 2013 I did a search for my birth parents using social media. I eventually found them and then met them for the first time at the end of 2013.
Since then I have helped others reconnect with I’m Adopted which is a project and nonprofit organisation I created that shares other stories for those adopted around the world.
I also share my life and story through my YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/c/alexgilbert.
I have written two books called My Russian Side which was released in 2014 and I’m Adopted which was released in 2018.
I have also done work here in New Zealand and Russia in relation to international adoptions and orphanages.
You can learn more about what I do through my Social Media and YouTube channel.
Ways to contact and to reach out: alexgilbert.co.nz/support