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Putin says he will sign
anti-US adoptions bill

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Oblio, 12/27/2012 7:40:27 AM

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.Putin told a televised meeting on Thursday that he "doesn´t see any reasons" against the bill and said that he "intends to sign it" into law. The president said U.S. authorities deny access to adopted Russian children and lets Americans suspected of violence towards Russian adoptees go unpunished.Critics say that the bill will deprive many Russian orphans of an opportunity to get a family.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 12/27/2012 7:52:34 AM     (No. 9085363)

The children don´t matter. It is another sign of the contempt putin has for the USA and a further step down the trail of public humiliation of the USA that obama so enjoys.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rustycfc, 12/27/2012 8:02:24 AM     (No. 9085377)

Good, lets adopt our own children,surly
we have plenty in this country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 12/27/2012 8:03:40 AM     (No. 9085381)

That´s OK Vladimir. I have no intention of ever adopting you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Balogreene, 12/27/2012 8:08:11 AM     (No. 9085392)

There have been multiple problems with American adopters, I don´t see why a country can´t control where their children end up, especially if the screening process doesn´t work. There are plenty of American children out there, we just have to work on regulations that make it hard to adopt.
That said, they say this is political, about American sanctions.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/27/2012 8:49:42 AM     (No. 9085458)

Mrs. Lakerman and I adopted a brother and sister from Moscow, in 1996. He was 4, and she was 7.
We learned alot about the system in Russia. First, there is no foster care network as there is in the U.S. Second, bad parents are not given a second chance - the judge terminates parental rights, and places the children into an orphanage (known in Russia as a children´s home.) The facilities vary in quality, but they are all substandard,lack funds, and cannot really provide the personal care necessary for a little one to thrive.
So American families adopting Russian children represented a financial plus for the children´s homes, and in addition, a pressure valve release, if you will.
And those children who remain in the children´s homes are turned out into the streets at age 16. The boys most likely become criminals, the girls, prostitutes.
And the Russians know this, but are posturing, pretending that they don´t need the help of Americans.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/27/2012 8:53:36 AM     (No. 9085463)

I guess now more American children will get a chance at a family- Oh, that´s right- Americans don´t want to go through all that "Red" tape- uh, pardon the pun :>

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/27/2012 8:54:18 AM     (No. 9085469)

(continued) We could not adopt in the U.S. because I was 53, wife 42- too old by U.S.standards.
Finally, I am friends with a husband and wife who had open adoptions for their three children. (Both husband and wife are MDs.)
One of their sons went back to his drug addicted birth mother when he was 15, got involved in drugs with mommy, and it took a year for him to realize that he belonged with the adoptive parents.
A russian adoption is final, the birth parents are not told anything. And there can be no court challenges to the adoption by the birth parents.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FLCracker, 12/27/2012 9:06:37 AM     (No. 9085497)

Is Putin going to do something about American men "adopting" all those Russian wives?

Isn´t that a black eye on his country, too?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pc1eszm, 12/27/2012 9:18:47 AM     (No. 9085523)

A coworker of mine adopted 2 girls from Russia 3 years ago for the exact reason #8 cited. The birth parents will never try to re-establish parental rights.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/27/2012 9:35:07 AM     (No. 9085563)

My husband and I adopted a 5-year-old from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Russia, after we had tried for years, unsuccessfully, to adopt in the USA. In our state, you have to offer fostercare for several years before you are allowed to adopt via the Dept of Children´s Services. Fostercare means temporary placements: you get to have your heart broken several times, while you helplessly watch children have their hearts broken as well. We couldn´t tolerate that.

We knew a couple who tried to adopt an American baby, only to have it all fall through because the baby-daddy reappeared and asserted his paternal rights, clearly because he wanted to either get back "with" the mother, or get back "at" her.

We ended up turning to Russia. God bless our little Ivan Nikoleivitch, and all the little ones at the "Detsky Dom" he left behind.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/27/2012 10:18:43 AM     (No. 9085673)

#8, for your doctor friends, I am available for adoption. I am potty trained, Christian and say please/thank you.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/27/2012 10:19:58 AM     (No. 9085679)

One of the dirty secrets of adopting from the American pool is money. The Children´s Services system in each state gets so much per head for each child in the system and there is no incentive to help the adoption process along. In fact, it is to the benefit of the State to drag its feet. When child is adopted, the money goes away. Thats a big reason people go to other countries to adopt their children.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/27/2012 12:21:13 PM     (No. 9085984)

The best way to adopt in the US is to do it privately. It takes some effort on your part but it´s a lot simpler, usually faster, less expensive and less invasive than trying to go through an agency or government entity. We did it and got our daughter when she was less than a day old. Both birth parents signed away their parental rights and we have had no contact with either of them in 22 years. Our daughter knows that she is adopted and also knows who her real parents are - us.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: broken01, 12/28/2012 9:07:00 AM     (No. 9087220)

Great now thanks to this jerk precious children (does it matter what country they´re from?)will not have a chance at being adopted. Putin you are only hurting the kids with your crummy bill. Way to stick it to my beloved country pal. A country BTW that even though our current blockhead in charge sucks up to you regular people like me know that you´re nothing but a commie stooge. Now put that in you glass of vodka and drink it you fool.

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