Suspension of Adoptions Not Confirmed

15 04 2010

Suspension Announced But Not Confirmed
During a press conference today, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko stated that intercountry adoptions with the United States have been suspended until a bilateral agreement with the United States is signed.

At this time, the Ministry of Education (the ministry responsible for intercountry adoption) has not confirmed the suspension nor issued a statement.

U.S. Government Delegation
We can confirm that a delegation from the U.S. Department of State, lead by Ambassador Michael Kirby, will travel to Moscow and conduct meetings with Russian officials on April 20, 2010.

Joint Council is working to achieve a clear understanding of the situation and will publish appropriate and confirmed information as it is available.



2 responses

15 04 2010

This women needs to be found and charged — period! As the adoptive mother of a Russian born son, please take this time and opportunity to make a positive change to the process. My husband and I adopted a 10-year old boy from Southern Siberia 5 years ago. We had a wonderful experience, but I count ourselves in the minority. For the sake of the children and the potential families, make a change to the system so others may experience the success we have. The whole process is riddled with problems that need to be addressed.

15 04 2010
Barbara Tovar

As a mother of 2 children that we adopted from russia I am outraged at this women. She needs to be prosecuted. Please call the governor of Tennessee and voice your opinion
615-741-2001 Phil Bredesen. Email

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