I am so sorry for your loss of time and money. Hard to hear when you are an adoptive parent.
I worked on my adoption through Mainstreet in 02 and I just wanted to post and say this: I never really met Nina and Bob in person but I used them for my Russian adoption. Adopting from Russia is difficult enough especially when you could adopt before accredidation. That was us and if it was not for the excellent service and humanitarian support and professional knowledge of laws in Russia that Mainstreet provided to its families then none of us would have succeeded at bringing home our kids...It was a roller coaster and I am sure if it would have been my job to complete this there never would have been a succesful end in becoming parents.
Nina and Bob went out of there way keeping us informed, helping us at ALL hours of the night especially when we were traveling. I know they helped other families with things like the adoptive parent running out of money while in Russia and Nina had to pay the hotel bill..They had a family that intentionally tried to sabbotage MainStreet so that they didnt have to pay any fees to anyone after they had traveled and petitioned the DOE for their child. They lied and said all kinds of things about the agency and WE were the next family to travel and had to wait because of the intentional deceit!!! Bob and Nina had many parents waiting to travel and they handled it in such a professional manner that we all got our kids home!! There must have been some really critical event take place in order to have this happen. In fact even when you travel and sign the petition to adopt for a child in Russia the law is that even if it is 10 minutes before your court appearance if another russian family comes along and wants to adopt that same child as you it will go to them without consideration of what you spent in time and money for your services. And that almost happened to us too! But Mainstreet adoption well informed us of the events that can take place and you have to be prepared for that. I have nothing but high regards for Bob and Nina. I know her heart...She is not in this to make a lot of money..She knows that long term outcome for these kids if they dont get adopted...Lots of PAPs are proud to say Mainstreet successfully made families. Best of luck to you and I pray you find that special child! Cheryl