26 December 2012
It would be a great ending of this year, when Russia’s President will outlaw American adoptions. And, extend the ban to all countries, as announced by Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov.
It takes a lot of strength and courage to do so. The ‘adoption lobby’ is powerful and knows how to play their game.
Already in April 2010, ACT sent the Russian Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov a letter of support and shared some of our experience.
Now, on Christmas 2012, we again gave our full support to ending the trade in Russian children.
28 December 2012: President Putin signed anti-U.S. adoption bill