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BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
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A unanimous decision from Russia’s upper parliament may mean American parents could soon be unable to adopt from the country. KMIZ explains.

“Lawmakers in Moscow today gave final approval to an adoption ban for the United States. It will go into effect with President Vladimir Putin's signature...”

CNN explains the law would ban American’s from adopting Russian children and restrict political activities by nongovernmental organizations receiving funding from the US. It also imposes sanctions against US officials who are thought to be human rights abusers.

CNN says this legislation is widely seen as retaliation to the Magnisky Act which President Obama signed earlier this year.

“The law imposes a travel ban and financial restrictions on Russian officials implicated in the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer. “

Currently, the adoption ban is waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signature. The BBC reports Putin believes there is no reason not to sign the bill, he says he just needs to read over the text thoroughly.

“There are probably a lot of places where the quality of life is better than here, but so what... We need to support the proposal... in order to provide a worthy future for all of our children.”

WZTV reports the legislation comes after several high-profile incidents involving Russian children adopted by American families.

“The one that comes to mind 2010 case of a Shelbyville woman who sent her adopted son back to Russia alone with a note saying that she couldn't continue to care for the boy because he was violent and unstable.”

But anchors for The Daily Buzz aren’t in agreement that the legislation is the solution for all parties affected by the bill.

Andrea Jackson: “The kids are the ones who are missing out.”
Charles Divins: “The kids, the parents that can't have children who want to adopt. I mean, there's not a winner in this. It's politics.”


CNN notes, the U.S is the number one foreign destination for Russian orphans. The U.S. State Department reports American families have adopted more than 60,000 Russian children over the past 20 years.  

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Putin's Signature Is All That's Needed For Adoption Ban

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Dec 27, 2012

Putin's Signature Is All That's Needed For Adoption Ban

 

Image Source: RIA Novosti

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR LOGAN TITTLE


A unanimous decision from Russia’s upper parliament may mean American parents could soon be unable to adopt from the country. KMIZ explains.

“Lawmakers in Moscow today gave final approval to an adoption ban for the United States. It will go into effect with President Vladimir Putin's signature...”

CNN explains the law would ban American’s from adopting Russian children and restrict political activities by nongovernmental organizations receiving funding from the US. It also imposes sanctions against US officials who are thought to be human rights abusers.

CNN says this legislation is widely seen as retaliation to the Magnisky Act which President Obama signed earlier this year.

“The law imposes a travel ban and financial restrictions on Russian officials implicated in the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer. “

Currently, the adoption ban is waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signature. The BBC reports Putin believes there is no reason not to sign the bill, he says he just needs to read over the text thoroughly.

“There are probably a lot of places where the quality of life is better than here, but so what... We need to support the proposal... in order to provide a worthy future for all of our children.”

WZTV reports the legislation comes after several high-profile incidents involving Russian children adopted by American families.

“The one that comes to mind 2010 case of a Shelbyville woman who sent her adopted son back to Russia alone with a note saying that she couldn't continue to care for the boy because he was violent and unstable.”

But anchors for The Daily Buzz aren’t in agreement that the legislation is the solution for all parties affected by the bill.

Andrea Jackson: “The kids are the ones who are missing out.”
Charles Divins: “The kids, the parents that can't have children who want to adopt. I mean, there's not a winner in this. It's politics.”


CNN notes, the U.S is the number one foreign destination for Russian orphans. The U.S. State Department reports American families have adopted more than 60,000 Russian children over the past 20 years.  

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