Update on Intercountry Adoption in Russia

19 04 2010

Following are updates related to intercountry adoption in Russia.

Bilateral Meeting Postponed

The meeting between a U.S. government delegation and their Russian counterparts which was originally scheduled for April 20th, has been postponed due to the volcanic ash cloud over Iceland and much of Europe.  The U.S. Department of State is attempting to reschedule the meeting which was to address issues related to intercountry adoption between Russia and the U.S. including a bi-lateral agreement on adoption procedures.

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A statement on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, indicated that intercountry adoption between the U.S. and Russia is not currently suspended, but will be suspended if the U.S. government does not begin discussions on the formation of a bilateral agreement related to intercountry adoption.

Adoption Visas Continue

The U.S. Department of State issued 6 visas for children adopted in Russia today, Monday, April 19.




One response

19 04 2010
Katie Prigel Sharp

Good to hear that there is hope. In spite of it all, it has been very heartening to see the adoption community pull together to address the problems in a constructive way. Thanks for the updates!

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