Russia may cut off US Adoptions, and it is all politically motivated.
Apparently the United Russia party is not too happy about human rights sanctions that President Obama signed into law on Friday, called the Magnitsky Act.
The new law places travel bans and financial sanctions on an unreleased list of Russian human rights violators, according to ABC News.
RIA Novosti said that parliament is prepared to put forth an amendment that would ban all adoptions by US Citizens.
Is that really a bad thing?
Do you know how many children in the United States are either in foster homes or awaiting adoption?
It’s nearly impossible to get an exact total, however adoption.org estimates that there are roughly 1.5 to 2 million child adoptees in America and anywhere from 6 to 10 million adult adoptees.
Why are people in the United States adopting foreign children while we have millions of children that are waiting here?
There are many reasons. Some are simply being selfish, with a certain amount of greed thrown in.
The US adoptive parents want to throw their money around and “buy” a certain type of kid, mostly white and mostly young, or they do not meet US requirements for an adoption or they just simply do not want to wait.
You also have some high profile adoptive parents like Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock who could have helped alleviate the problem in the United States but chose not to do so.
They should take a cue from Oprah who has done so much for the US and foreign schools!
All three could have adopted children in the US and threw some of the millions around to the foreign orphanages to better the conditions there and ensure that the children are receiving the appropriate medical care.
Russia may cut off US adoptions and maybe that is the wake up call that is needed.
Let’s focus on helping the 2 million kids in the United States for a change!