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Russian lawmakers eye adoption ban to U.S.

Moscow: Russian lawmakers could move to ban Americans from adopting children from the country — which is one of the top sources of international adoptions to the United States. A
21 Dec 2012 07:13

Moscow: Russian lawmakers could move to ban Americans from adopting children from the country — which is one of the top sources of international adoptions to the United States.
A bill to block adoption to the United States passed the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, on its first reading last week and it will be considered again for a crucial second reading, according to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.
This could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt Russian children. From 1999 to 2011, 45,112 adoptions to the United States came from Russia, second to only China, according to the U.S. State Department statistics. However, the number of adoptions from Russia has waned in recent years after a peak in 2005. – CNN




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