A multicultural adoption club providing events and friendship for families created through international adoption in the St. Louis area


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Grecia is now a member of International Families of St. Louis Missouri
Oct 1, 2016
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Sara Fischer is now a member of International Families of St. Louis Missouri
Jul 7, 2015
Lana OBrien posted a video
Children are so natural at expressing themselves! Watch what they say about... their au pairs (foreign live-in nannies). After watching this, you may want to get one - for your own kids! And if you do, please let me know so, as a local rep for Cultural Care, I can help you get started.

Cultural Care Au Pair—our smallest fans tell all!

Wondering what it means to host a Cultural Care au pair? We asked our smallest—and most important—program participants to talk about what they like about hav...
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Lana OBrien updated their profile
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Mary Jo Sokol posted a photo


Our daughter, Victoria "Vika", now and when we adopted her 15 years ago. Notice the traditional Russian bow on her passport pic!
Mar 26, 2014

Adoption Agency Resources


Cultural Events of Interest in the St. Louis Area

Lunar New Year at Washington University

International Festival at Maryland Heights Centre 

Documentary "Stuck" opens in St. Louis

St. Louis Indian Dance Festival 

Shen Yun at the Peabody (Kiel) Opera House

Afriky Lolo West African Dance at the Edison at Washington University

Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden

MoGuate at Tan-Tar-a

International Institute's Festival of Nations

Japanese Festival at the Botanical Garden

Guat Fest, contact Suzyq190@charter.net.

Posadas Navidenas
at Our Lady of Snows in Belleville

Contact Lana if you can suggest any upcoming events that highlight other cultures.

International Families Yahoo Group

Don't be left out -- Be sure to join the I.F. Yahoo Group:





Forever Families Playgroup

Started by Colleen and Mark B. Apr 18, 2013.

Play Groups in STL? 1 Reply

Started by Duane & Elizabeth. Last reply by Peggy Jun 3, 2012.

International Cultural Arts Festival this weekend!

Started by Donna Schnieders Feb 21, 2011.

Blog Posts

Forever Families Playgroup

Hi Everyone!!

My husband and I are so excited to be part of the I.F. site!

We have two adopted children from Russia.

I am wanting to organize some playdates for anyone else would would be interested.

We created a way for everyone to decide where and when is convenient for their families..


Hope to meeting some of you in the…


Posted by Colleen and Mark B. on April 18, 2013 at 12:04pm


Hello everyone,

Sorry this is so late. I thought it got posted earlier this summer..

This year the Guat Fest is Sept. 12th.

Location - Vago Park in Maryland Heights

2700 Fee Fee Rd

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Time - Noonish - ???

What to bring - picnic lunch for your family, drinks, toys, bikes, balls etc. And a dessert to share with everyone else. Lawn chairs, blankets etc.

Why - Because its a great opportunity for our Children from… Continue

Posted by Suzanne Lockhart on August 30, 2010 at 8:34am

Ethiopian contacts


We are in the process of adopting an Ethiopian baby boy and would like to know of restaurants, activities, festivals, groups, etc. that we might get more info about. Are any of you out there Ethiopian or have adopted Ethiopian children? Please feel free to email me at roxnray@sbcglobal.net We live in St. Charles in case you happen to also live out this way!



Posted by Julie Burr on June 22, 2010 at 5:05pm


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