Skip to content
News Around the World
Published on 20 May, 2005

Christian Adoption agency receives accreditation from Russia

Russia (MNN) — After months of reorganization, Russia has now handed out its accreditations, but the number is much smaller than before. However, Buckner Orphan Care International was one of just a handful of Christian organizations reaccredited.

Buckner’s Tiffany Taylor says this process was long in coming. “There had been a hold-up for this last year. This last year, they had not reaccredited any agencies. And, it’s a process that needs to be done every year. So, really, adoptions in Russia had slowed dramatically.”

The reaccredidation process didn’t go well for everyone. “Very few U-S agencies were reaccredited as a whole. Only 37 agencies total and we know that less than 20 of them were U-S based agencies and of those, only a handful are Christian agencies.”

That means only a few organizations share Christian values. Taylor says the connection to Christ is important for them. “Everything we do with orphans overseas and here in the United States has to do with letting the children know about the heavenly Father and our getting to know the Gospel.”

While Taylor is thankful for their reaccredidation, she’s asking believers to pray. “I also want to pray for those agencies and those families on the agencies that were not accredited.” If they were in the process of adopting, they’ll have to find accredited agencies to facilitate their adoptions.

Buckner says this could mean more families for their Russian program. Contact them at or click on the highlighted link above for contact information.

Leave a Reply

Today's Audio:


About Russia

  • Primary Language: Russian
  • Primary Religion: Christianity
  • Evangelical: 1.2%
More News About Russia
Info About Russia
Data from the Joshua Project
Phone: 1-800-442-4800
Alt Phone: 1-214-758-8000
Fax: 1-214-758-8155
Web site

Buckner International700 N Pearl St - Suite 1200
Dallas, TX

Related News

Featured Mission Trip

Land of Our Fathers - 04/22/2014

Location: Middle East
Two thousand years ago, the gospel began to spread from the Land of our Fathers to the world. Today, more than 11 million people live in the region; however, there are only roughly 3,500 who claim to be evangelical Christians. The body of Christ in the Holy Land, this tiny minority within a minority, has...
Find Out More About This Trip JFPWord_logo copy
  • Mobile Ad 1

    Get Casting Crowns new CD Thrive today
  • Mobile Ad 2

    Get your free prayer guide
  • Mobile Ad 3

  • Get Casting Crowns Thrive CD here.
  • Get your free prayer guide