Hi Shari - I am a friend of Suzanne Kamata's and I saw where you have adopted two older girls from Russia? I adopted my daughter from Russia when she was 13, in 2004. I wrote a book about it called "Adopting Alesia" because there were no books I could find by single moms adopting older kids. I also have a children's book that's in English and Russian. If your girls would like to speak to another girl, please let me know and we can do a Skype call or conference call. My daughter still speaks some Russian. // I started to send you a Friend request but I realized you wouldn't know me, but send me one if you like. Or email me, email@example.com. I'd be glad to chat with you. Adopting older kids can be daunting.