Russia’s Foreign Ministry has proposed suspending adoptions to American citizens until it can better monitor the welfare of adopted Russian children in the United States. Russia wants the United States to sign an accord that would allow authorities to monitor their children and, until then, the threat of suspension is looming.
In 2010, the Russian government suspended adoption to the United States after an American adoptive mother sent her child back to Russia with a note in his pocket, explaining that the child was mentally unstable.
He is violent and has severe psychopathic issues/behaviors. I was lied to and misled by the Russian orphanage workers and director regarding his mental stability and other issues.
In November 2011, two parents were convicted of involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal conspiracy after the death of their adopted Russian son. This case ignited the uproar behind this new agenda.
American citizens have adopted nearly 50,000 Russian children in the past 20 years.
Do you think Russia should take precaution to protect its children? Is the government going to far? What implications will this have on international diplomacy? Do you think other countries will enact the same measures?
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