Elena was born and raised in Russia as an orphan. She was nearly seven years old before she was adopted. She never met her biological father and did not know her mother. She was one of few children in the orphanage who did not have family or visitors come see her. It took many years for Elena’s adoptive parents to come to Russia and adopt due to the many roadblocks. Elena has been fortunate to have a family who supported her in her endeavors and education.
Elena started this website and authored a book to outreach to the adoption community and anyone else interested.
Elena's passions are photography, outdoor sports, writing, traveling, dogs, technology, and all things humor.