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Russia Adoption

Russia Mulls Banning Adoption By Foreign Same-Sex Couples

AP | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

MOSCOW — The head of a Russian parliamentary committee says the legislature is ready to prevent adoptions by foreign same-sex couples. In the w...

U.S. Ambassador: Stop Exploiting Adopted Russian Boy's Death

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Moscow should "temper emotions" over the death of a Russian boy adopted by an American family, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman sai...

Why International Adoptions Fell In 2012

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Parents

* China biggest source of foreign adoptions, followed by Ethiopia, Russia * Falling numbers stem from Hague convention aimed at curbi...

Dear Russia: An Adoptive Mother's Plea

Melissa Bridges | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
Melissa Bridges

I have two children from Russia. I have a special place in my heart for Russia and want my children to also have that special place in their hearts. At the same time, I do not understand how the children who are in orphanages should really be pawns in political games.

Student Collects Donations For Russian Orphanage Where She Once Lived

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Daniel Rubin | Posted 07.04.2011 | Impact

Since 1999, each student at Abington High School has been required to perform some sort of community service in order to graduate. Tutoring is popula...

Russia Votes To Let U.S. Adoptions Continue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's parliament on Friday defeated a motion that would have prevented Americans from adopting Russian children. The motion was put...

Torry Hansen, Woman Who 'Returned' Adopted Boy To Russia, Won't Talk

AP | BY SHEILA BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Local authorities said Monday they haven't been able to question a Tennessee woman who returned her adopted 7-year-old son ...

Russia Adoption Controversy: U.S. Delegation To Visit Moscow

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A delegation of high-level State Department officials will visit Moscow for consultations after Russia threatened to freeze adoptions f...