Russian Federation Council Sends Ban on Adoption to President Vladimir Putin
December 26, 2012 – The Russian Federation Council, the upper parliamentary house, has unanimously passed a bill that proposes a ban on adoption of Russian orphans by United States citizens. The bill has been sent to President Vladimir Putin for his signature.
“If President Putin chooses to sign this bill it will close adoption to American citizens. A ban on Russian adoptions would be heartbreaking for the many thousands of children outside of family care who are languishing in Russian institutions. After much time, effort, and goodwill between Russian and American actors to negotiate the new Intercountry Adoption Agreement that took effect in November, it would be a great injustice to destroy their work and children’s hope for a family before we’ve been able to see the positive results that we believe are on the way,” says Lauren Koch of National Council For Adoption.
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