When my daughter's godmother, Kimi Ordoubadian Abernathy told me a few years ago that she wanted to try to adopt a baby from the Republic of Georgia or from Azerbaijan, I was very skeptical. No foreigners had ever been allowed to adopt from these regions. But Kimi and her husband Bill persevered and today they are the proud parents of Inara Abernathy, the very first baby to be adopted by a family from outside Azerbaijan. Their story is amazing and it offers guidelines for parents who want to adopt one of the many waiting young children and infants without families in Azerbaijan.