About Intelligent Adoptions

Intelligent Adoptions was founded by Phyllis R. Gottesman, who is its President.  Ms. Gottesman has worked as a corporate and international lawyer for fifteen years, is married and has two adopted children, both from Russia.  One child was adopted as an infant; the other as a toddler.  Although not genetically related, both children resided in the same orphanage and were adopted on the same day as part of the same adoption process.  To some it seemed that Ms. Gottesman became a mother and had a family with little effort.  In fact, it was a long and arduous process.  Both children were subsequently re-adopted under New York law.

Ms. Gottesman has lived abroad and traveled extensively throughout Europe.  She is a strong proponent of adoption and believes that with proper advice all prospective adoptive parents can have the families they desire.  She readily admits that adopting her two children was the hardest challenge she ever undertook, but the most endlessly rewarding.







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