Russia is Talking About Indefinite Suspension of Adoptions by Americans…

 Pavel Astakhov: The man who can shut adoptions down...

Pavel Astakhov: The man who can shut adoptions down…

Russia is Talking About Indefinite Suspension of Adoptions by Americans and the Russian Duma is almost ready to enact a ban as you read this…

I see various reasons why Russia wants to do this and all I can say is that all the dozen reasons combined together is a huge powerful reason to stop adoptions to all Americans. The game is over and the need to keep Russian babies and children in Russia is the priority…

Bottom line is: Americans can adopt the millions of American children needing homes in America and Russians can adopt the millions of Russian children needing homes in Russia. There is no need to go looking across the oceans for a baby, when there is so many close by…

Adoption is a money racket and that needs to end all over the world, Children are not a commodity to bargain with, nor a prize to put on a pedestal and toss away when we are tired of that prize…

I had a lot of friends in America that were never adopted and lived in various foster homes all their life. No one wanted them, but I also saw and knew personally many Americans that would go to any extreme to get a baby from another country and leave a whole bunch of children unwanted in homes all over America…

Oh but that is the key to the issue!

Many people want to adopt a baby and not a child that has some years on the odometer… 🙁

Time for Russia to really end the adoption process of her children to the rest of the world and take care of her own…

Once again – “Wake Up People!”

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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  1. MOSCOW, December 17 (RIA Novosti) – The lower house of the Russian parliament is likely to endorse an amendment banning the adoption of Russian children into US families, Deputy Speaker Sergei Neverov said on Monday.

    The State Duma on Friday gave its preliminary approval to a draft law penalizing US nationals involved in violating Russian citizens’ rights, touted as Moscow’s response to the Magnitsky Act.

    Under the Russian bill, submitted to the State Duma last Monday, alleged US rights abusers, including people implicated in the abuse of adopted Russian children, will be banned from entering Russia and have their assets in Russia frozen.

    The amendment will apply to all US nationals, Neverov, of the ruling United Russia party, said. “I think it will be approved,” he added.

    Yekaterina Lakhova, co-author of the amendment and also of United Russia, said the measure will include a ban on adoption agencies and a denunciation of the Russian-US adoptions agreement.

    The Duma must pass the bill in two more readings before sending it for approval to the upper house of parliament, the Federation Council.

    The second reading is slated to take place on Wednesday, when this amendment will be proposed.

    US nationals whose cases are being considered by Russia’s Investigative Committee could end up on the blacklist, Pavel Astakhov, the Russian president’s point man for children’s rights, told RIA Novosti.

    The bill mirrors the US law named after whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow jail three years ago. US President Barack Obama signed the Magnitsky Act into law on Friday.

    Magnitsky was arrested on tax fraud charges after accusing a group of Russian officials of embezzling $230 million of state money. He died after 11 months in pretrial detention. His death was officially blamed on his health problems, but the Kremlin’s own human rights council said in 2011 that he was severely beaten hours before dying, and Magnitsky’s supporters claim the case against him was fabricated in revenge for his exposes.

    No officials have been prosecuted so far over Magnitsky’s death. Magnitsky himself faces posthumous prosecution by the Russian authorities on tax fraud allegations.

    The US Magnitsky Act, which was bundled together with landmark legislation normalizing trade relations with Moscow, targets Russian officials implicated in his death with visa bans and asset freezes.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the US law as a “purely political, unfriendly act.”

  2. The Russian State Duma may ban US citizens from adopting Russian children. In adoptive families overseas they are often subjected to violence, traumatized and finally die, Russian MPs say.

    Besides, deputies plan to suspend the work of non-profit organizations tackling political issues in Russia with the use of money from the USA, the State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building.

    The bill on measures against the persons involved in violating the rights of Russian citizens will be considered by the State Duma in a second reading on December 19th . This is Russia’s response to US Magnitsky Act. Russian citizens who find themselves on that list are denied the U.S. entry visas because they, in Washington’s opinion, are involved in the death of a legal expert in a pretrial cell in Moscow who was accused of tax evasion. For its part, the Russian Parliament adopted a document in the first reading late last week imposing tough visa and economic sanctions on Americans violating the rights of Russian citizens. Now a decision has been taken to broaden these sanctions, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Vladimir Pligin says.

    “The adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens as well as the work of U.S. organizations offering adoption services in Russia, are banned. Accordingly, the agreement on cooperation between Russia and the USA in the field of adoption, signed in Washington on July 13th, 2011, will be halted.”

    This bill is unofficially named the Dima Yakovlev bill. As you know, 2-year-old Dima Yakovlev died in America, when his foster father left him in a car in the broiling sun for a whole day. Despite the visible fault, the US Court freed the adoptive parent from the responsibility. Altogether, 19 Russian children have died in the USA through the fault of adoptive parents over the past 10 years. None of the adoptive parents has been punished. The agreement between Moscow and Washington provides for control over the life of little Russian citizens in the U.S. families. However, this mechanism does not work. Now the U.S. authorities are refusing to allow the Russian consul to meet with Maxim Babayev adopted by a U.S. family. The U.S. foster family of Shed and Christy Tailors treated him roughly. The District Judge in Florida has banned the diplomats from visiting the child who is now living in the family of temporary guardians.

    The ban on adopting Russian children by Americans is not the only amendment that will be added to the “Dima Yakovlev bill”. The State Duma has supported the ban on the work of non-profit organizations using US grants.

    This amendment that is aimed on the defence of the rights and legal interests of Russian citizens provides for a possibility of suspending the work of non-profit organizations that are funded by the USA and which can cause damage to this country’s interests.

    The State Duma has also supported the amendment, according to which a person having a dual citizenship of Russia and the USA can’t be the leader of a non-profit organization tackling political issues.

  3. “Such a tough and emotional reaction of the Russian parliamentarians is quite understandable. Of course, the position of the executive authorities is more reserved, but, taking into consideration the notorious anti-Russia acts President Putin regards the position assumed by the Russian legislators with understanding,” Peskov said.

  4. MOSCOW, December 19 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Orthodox Church believes that the decision regarding the proposed ban on the adoption of Russian children by US citizens should be based “on a careful analyses and be balanced,” a spokesman said on Wednesday.

    “It’s necessary to weigh everything up before making any top-level decisions,” Russian Church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin told Itar-Tass, “I know that there were many organizations, especially in the 1990s, which took children out of the country by the dozen, if not by the hundred, taking good money from foreign families.”

    In his opinion, there is a moral aspect to the commercialization of adoption, which inevitably reflects in immoral behaviour towards children.

    The Church official noted that along with a large number of successful adoption stories involving Russian children, there were “disputable cases.”

    “Many Russian families would like to adopt a child, although they don’t have as gorgeous conditions as the Americans.”

    “The idea to take children outside of the country seems to me morally dubious,” Chaplin underlined.

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