My wife and I adopted a 7 year old son from Russia last February. Long before the adoption, we were aware that Sergei suffered from congenital scoliosis. It was, in fact, one of the reasons we chose to adopt him. He is a fun, happy boy who is enjoying his new family and new life. He has also been entered into the Shriner's system in Minneapolis, a place well experienced in treating children with scoliosis. His primary treatment now is a brace. We are looking for others in the Twin City area who have children who have braces so we may exchange experiences and learning.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Amar and Kristen Subramanian.