It is proper during the adoption process in Russia to take gifts to the Officials, Caregivers, and others that are involved in the care of our son or assisted in facilitating the process.
Here are the gifts we have collected and are taking with us. Mainly small, inexpensive items just to show our appreciation (wallets, scarfs, earrings, etc). We have pre-printed some labels with a message in Russian expressing our thanks that we will just apply onto the thank your cards. We will also give each person a photo of our son.
This time in 2 weeks, we will be on a flight from Moscow to Vladivostok!