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Thousands March in Russia to Protest Adoption Ban

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people marched through Moscow Sunday to protest a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Protesters carried posters with photographs of lawmakers who voted in favor of the law late last month. The word ‘shame’ was written across their portraits in red. The protest march, which was permitted by Russian authorities, was organized […]

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Russian Parliament Passes Measure Banning US Adoptions

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s parliament has approved a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Lawmakers from Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved the bill after a second reading Wednesday. To become law, the bill must pass a third reading, then clear the upper house before going to President Vladimir Putin for his signature. Mr. […]

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Judge Orders US Woman to Pay Child Support for Reneged Russian Adoption

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has ordered an American woman to pay child support for her adopted son she sent back to his native Russia. The judge granted a motion against Torry Hansen after she failed to appear in court Wednesday for a hearing on the matter. Hansen was living in the southern state of Tennessee in […]

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Russia Seeks Own Justice for Adopted Boy Who Died in US

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian investigators are seeking tougher punishment for a U.S. couple convicted in the death of a 7-year-old boy they adopted from Russia. A court in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania sentenced Michael and Nanette Craver Friday to the 19 months they have already spent in prison. Russia’s foreign ministry criticized the verdict as irresponsible Saturday, […]

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US Couple on Trial for Death of Adopted Russian Son

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pennsylvania couple in the city of York went on trial Tuesday for the death of their adopted Russian son. Michael and Nanette Craver have been in jail without bail since they were arrested last year and charged with homicide in the death of 7-year-old Russian-born Nathaniel. He died in a hospital after the Cravers […]

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Judge Orders DNA Tests for Argentine Media Magnate Adoptees

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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An Argentine court has ordered the adopted children of one of Latin America’s most powerful newspaper publishers to submit to a DNA test to determine if they were stolen as babies during Argentina’s so-called “dirty war.” The court ruled Thursday the two children of Ernestina Herrera de Noble, who are now in their 30s, must […]

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