Friday, April 16, 2010

Russia questions allowing U.S. families to adopt its orphaned children

There are numerous media reports that Russia has suspended allowing American families to adopt Russian orphaned children, after a woman in Tennessee sent an uncontrollable child back to Russia, creating moral outrage among some.

The Fox network has a story (“Confusion surrounds US-Russia adoptions”) on the controversy, which is still uncertain as to resolution, here. But resources within Russia are not sufficient to adopt orphaned children there, despite the low birth rate, which the Russian government has tried to increase with incentives and “conception days”.

In the past, news outlets like ABC 20-20 have covered the horrible condition of orphans in post-Ceau┼čescu Romania, after communism.

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