I wanted to encourage anyone who reads this blog to take a look at COH's website. So much has changed with them this year. They separated their relationship with Allways International Travel Agency, which means COH has much more control over your adoption. It also means that the hidden fees are no longer there. They were at the mercy of Allways, and we all know what it is like to be at the mercy of a Russian man...Well if you don't, I promise it ain't good.
So now your fees are your fees. No more daily fees while in country for your second trip. No more translation fees, and no more dealing with Moscow. (They held up documents) All in all this is a fabulous change. I look forward to chatting with anyone who has questions about adoption. I adopted in Khabarovsk in 2004 and in Novosibirsk in late 2007.
Best of luck to you.