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Russia adoption law punishes children

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: December 31, 2012

More than 70,000 Russian children have been adopted by Americans during the past 20 years. Currently, 120,000 Russian orphans are awaiting adoption, and only 18,470 Russian families signed up as potential adoptive parents.

As they say, geopolitics ain't beanbag. Still, for a country's leaders to prioritize human-rights abusers over the welfare of local children demonstrates an abysmal lack of compassion and starkly illustrates why international adoption is a far better fate for many Russian children than life in their homeland.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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