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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 26 2012 5:55 p.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

While the love of this and other families who adopt children from overseas holds my complete respect, how often do we forget that there are older children children with disabilities right here in America who are longing for a loving home?

Just Wanted to Say
Salt Lake City, UT

My family adopted a boy and a girl from Russia in 2004. We tried for two and a half years to adopt locally in our state (Washington State), but there were so many issues that we looked to adoption internationally. We started receiving videos of children pretty quickly along with their medical charts, and within six months my parents took their first trip to Russia to meet my now siblings, and two months later brought them home. Although there are so many that need to get adopted locally, there are so many loops to jump through, not to mention if a family member decides in six month they want the child back, you don't have much choice. It's a hard situation all around; everyone deserves a loving home.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Ive been told by Arizona attorneys that work in this small sub-specialty of Family Law, that Utah is the most problematic of all 50 because of amateur involvement who advertise they can complete the process quickly and less expensive yet they fail to take care of all the checks and inquires. A friend was going thru LDS Soical Services and had two beautiful happy kids taken away because of the Indian law giving priority to anyone remotely connected to the child as a result of having 1/32 or less Indian Blood. Whatever you do start by finding an attorney not from any organization, by make an appointment to see a family court judge asking for reccomenations or the bar assoc. Aviod attorys connectied to the organization setting up the adoptions. Putin is playing rough as if he were the PM of a large county a superpower rather than a remnant of a country of 100 million. Anything Merican is going to get tossed as a result

A_Chinese_American
Cedar Hills, UT

The baning is definitely a bad news for 740K girls and boys there inside the Russia. Is this a bad news for all American? I'm not so sure.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Why must Americans go overseas to adopt?

Are there no orphans here in the United States?

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