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:

Agencies

Organizations: Yunona USA
Persons: Ivan Jerdev

Facilitators

Location

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