The Russian Lower House approved the bill that includes a ban on adoptions of Russian children by foreign same sex couples.- RT Russian politics
The ban has rallied Ohio lawmakers: All 18 members of the state’s congressional delegation — including both senators and House Speaker John Boehner, who because of his position rarely signs such letters — urged Obama to talk to Putin about the issue during the G8 summit, scheduled for this month.| The Columbus Dispatch
Russian children rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov intends to go to the United States in June and plans to attend establishment of a special bilateral body to deal with adopted children. | Russia Beyond The Headlines
The Obama administration said Friday it was pulling out of a civil society dialogue with Russia to protest the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent and new laws against nongovernmental organizations. -By BRADLEY KLAPPER|Associated Press
The Kremlin suddenly announced Thursday evening that a new law banning adoptions by Americans would not go into effect for another year, as criticism of the measure galvanizes the flagging opposition here. -By Will Englund/The Washington Post
The ramifications could be significant, as Russia has served as the largest outlet for children to be adopted into the United States for more than two decades. -By Scott Hamilton/Winston-Salem Journal
Russia's parliament on Tuesday ratified a long-awaited agreement with the United States regulating the adoption of Russian children by Americans. -By Nataliya Vasilyeva/Associated Press
Moscow Times proclaims that U.S. adoptions may be in jeopardy, and that has many families fearing they may have to start the process all over -
It was St. Patrick’s Day 1995, and John and Carole Bratcher were just starting to talk about the possibility of adopting a child from overseas.
The children at this orphanage, who range in age from 3 to 18, have only a 30 percent chance of being adopted by Russian families.
Foreign adoptions of Russian children down two-thirds. In-country adoption and foster homes encouraged.
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