Russia - Yunona: Ivan Jerdev and Vladimir Jerdev case

Ivan Jerdev, originally from Krasnodar, Russia, set up an adoption facilitation service in Napa California. Originally just Russia, then later Ukraine and Kazakhstan children. Guatemala adoptions started with ultrasound pictures. Allegedly was beginning to work with Mai-Ly Latrace for Vietnam adoption prior to closure. Vladimir Jerdev worked in Krasnodar.

Yunona used photo-listings, which was generally contrary to Russian,Ukrainian, and Kazakhstan laws. Many times children promised where suddenly no longer available after fees were paid, or the family arrived in country.
Date: 2006-01-24
Number of children:


Organizations: Yunona USA
Persons: Ivan Jerdev



Krasnodar, Krasnodar
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A Taste of Family Life in U.S., but Adoption Is in Limbo2007-01-13
False Promises: Adoptive Parents with No Children 2006-10-08
Judge asks for more evidence in adoption agency fraud case2006-06-11
Who's running adoption probe?2006-02-25
Napa Police, FBI investigate fraud at Yunona adoption firm; victims continue to emerge2006-02-10
Leader of Napa adoption agency may be under arrest2006-01-26
Internet Adoption2006-01-25
Russian prosecutor: Russia, U.S. officials break up illegal child adoption ring2006-01-24
Profile: Scams plague efforts to adopt beyond borders 2006-01-08
Preying on Parents 2005-10-01


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