On Dec. 28, the Russian parliament and President Vladimir Putin implemented an across-the-board ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. This was in retaliation for the Magnitsky Act, an American law signed by President Obama in November, which puts U.S. travel and financial sanctions on Russian citizens deemed by the American government to have violated human rights.
There is an orphan crisis in Russia, with more than 750,000 children “living” in orphanages and institutions. Nearly half of these children have diagnosed special needs and are warehoused with no hope for education or inclusion in Russian society. There is simply no life for disabled children there.… Seguir leyendo » “Russian ban on U.S. adoption turns children into pawns”