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U.S. “Hopeful” Pending Adoption Cases from Russia Can Continue

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “very hopeful” that pending adoptions of Russian children to U.S. parents can be completed as planned, despite passage of a Russian law recently passed to ban the practice. Russia said on Thursday it will allow a bilateral adoption agreement with the United States to remain valid for the next […]

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Kremlin: Russia – US Adoption Agreement to Remain Valid Until 2014

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it will allow a bilateral adoption agreement with the United States to remain valid for the next year, despite Russia’s recent passage of a law banning the practice. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency that the adoption agreement will remain in force until early January […]

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Russian Parliament Approves Ban on US Adoptions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The upper house of Russia’s parliament has unanimously approved a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. All 143 members of the Federation Council present voted Wednesday to support the bill, which now goes to President Vladimir Putin for his signature. The legislation bans adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, ends bilateral adoption agreements […]

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Russian Parliament Approves Ban on US Adoptions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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The upper house of Russia’s parliament has unanimously approved a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. All 143 members of the Federation Council present voted Wednesday to support the bill, which now goes to President Vladimir Putin for his signature. The legislation essentially bans adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, ends bilateral adoption […]

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Russian Parliament Approves Ban on US Adoptions

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament, has approved a ban on Americans adopting Russian children. The bill, passed Friday in its third and final reading by a vote of 420 – 7, now goes to the upper house of parliament for approval The ban on U.S. adoptions is in retaliation for a U.S. […]

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