Take Two for December 27, 2012

Russian Adoption Ban: Tell us how the new law will affect you

Russian Orphans - 8

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Oxana and another boy play before going to bed. Teachers at the orphanage say that Oxana sometimes exhibits sexual behavior due to her history of sexual abuse.

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he plans to sign a law banning all adoptions from his country to the U.S. It's retaliation for an American law that punishes Russian officials for human rights violations.

Last week we spoke about this political battle with Chuck Johnson of the National Council for Adoption. He said it's wrong for children to be caught in the middle of this international tit-for-tat.

At the time, Johnson said he was unsure how the new law would affect the plans of American families now in the midst of adopting a Russian child. If you are currently trying to adopt from Russia, we'd love to hear from you. 

You can share your story by heading to our Public Insight Network.


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