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Alex Gilbert / Founder of 'I’m Adopted’. Russian-New Zealand Adoptee and Advocate.

My name is Alex Gilbert. I was adopted when I was two years old from an Orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

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 charitable organisation I created that shares other stories for those adopted around the world.

Doing what I can to help others reconnect. You can visit I’m Adopted at or

I have written two books called My Russian Side which was released in 2014 and I’m Adopted which was released in 2018. The Russian version of I’m Adopted was released in early 2019. Both can be found on the home page of this website.

I have also done work here in New Zealand and Russia in relation to international adoptions and orphanages. In late 2018 I took a box of gifts to my old orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia. You can learn more about what I do through my Social Media and YouTube channel. It is a long story! The best way to reach out to me is through the I’m Adopted Facebook page here. You can also reach out to me through my Social Media too.

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