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Meet the Families Vladimir Putin Doesn't Want to Exist


World  (tags: children, adoption, Russia, politics, government, ethics, humanrights, freedoms, society )

Carrie
- 371 days ago - newrepublic.com
In December 2012, President Vladimir Putin signed a law prohibiting Americans from adopting Russian children. The ban was revenge for the Magnitsky Act, which outlaws mostly Russian human rights offenders from entering the United States.



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Joanne Dixon (35)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:36 pm
Once again, as if it needed to be done again, demonstrating why "cutting off your nose to spite your face" is a proverb.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:12 pm
Noted. It's really too bad that politics have to get in the way of allowing these children the chance to be loved and cared for in a family. Of course, nothing is perfect and sometimes things don't work out; but so much more often, a family is created or enlarged and love conquers all. Thanks, Carrie.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:20 pm
Thanks.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:21 pm
Very sad, because it hurts the children the most.
 

No I Don't Think So (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:32 pm
Ths s what happens when you have a family unprepared for adoption sending a seven year old unwanted back to nothing in Russia .. Russians aren't overly appreciative about that. Not to mention other stories of adoptive abuse that have made ther way back to Russia.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:40 am
Once a KGB thug, always a KGB thug regardless of the name or title change.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:21 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Suzanne B. (246)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:26 am
Thank you for sharing this!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:29 pm
Have you ever read about the conditions of some of those orphanages? It's a breeding ground for psycopathy; psychoses and criminal behavior. I'm not saying that all of them are like this but there are a good percentage that are. Caveat emptor.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:18 am
Some of the most heartbreaking cases in my school are Russian children who have fetal alcohol issues. Parents have no idea until the child begins to develop.
 
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