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Joplin man tries to document his history in Russia

Updated: Feb 14, 2013

A Joplin man is trying to collect birth records and other old documents to establish his status as a U.S. citizen.

For Dmitry Cederberg that's not easy.  He was one of the tens of thousands of Russian children adopted by American parents over the past generation.

But his case was unusual.  When he ended up in foster care some old records were lost or destroyed.

Dmtry is now 25 years old and his foster parents in Joplin are doing what they can, working with state agencies and federal lawmakers trying to retrieve the paperwork to document his history.

Watch the full story below.

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  • Identity Search - Part 1 (2/14-6pm)

    Identity Search - Part 1 (2/14-6pm)

    He was born Dima Kandrashenkov in Saint Petersburg, Russia 25 years ago. As a baby, his father died. It's unclear what became of his mother. But Dmitry Cederberg ended up in a Russian orphanage until, at age 13 he was adopted by a family in Kansas. After his adoptive family couldn't deal with his behavioral problems he wound up in the foster care system.More >>
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