Thursday, December 27, 2012

Russia: Putin Says He Will Sign Bill into Law Banning Americans from Adopting Russian Orphans

Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier today (December 27) that he will sign into law a Parliamentary bill barring US citizens from adopting Russian children, while the Kremlin's children's rights advocate has recommended extending the ban to the rest of the world.

COMMENT: Interestingly, Americans have adopted anywhere from 45,000-60,000 Russian children over the last 20 years. Additionally, roughly 740,000 Russian orphans are without parents.

Clearly, the Putin government is placing political factors ahead of  the welfare of children, all in the interest of Russia's cooling relationship with the West.