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Russian parliament passes Russia-U.S. adoption law

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  • JT4 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    I find it interesting that Russia has problems with how adoption of their children is handled, but they won't take sufficient steps to ensure that all of their children can be adopted or otherwise dealt with in their own country.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    July 11, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    From the article: "The issue came to a head in April 2010 when an American adoptive mother sent her 7-year-old boy back to Russia on a one-way ticket, saying he had behavioral problems."

    Many children adopted from Russian have been cursed by their biological mothers with fetal alcohol syndrome -- exposure to alcohol while in the womb. It causes poor growth, decreased muscle tone and poor coordination, delayed development in speech, thinking, movement and social skills, and heart defects. Almost none of these children have normal brain development. If you are adopting from Russian you need to expect your child to have these difficulties.