December 28th, 2012
05:31 AM ET

Russia's Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill

President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial measure banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, the Kremlin said Friday.

The action could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt. Americans adopted close to 1,000 Russian children last year, according to U.S. State Department figures.

Read more: Russia's lower house approves bill to ban U.S. adoption


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  1. chrissy

    SSDD! You arent ever gonna learn are you @ hamsta? Just because you dont like Obama and some of us do does NOT give you the right to call us crackheads! And you cant understand why ppl dont listen to you and get defensive??? Sheesh! Sometimes i just wanta take a roadtrip and give you a good old smackdown! Honestly!

    December 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    You just have a way of aggravating the crap outta people! Bet youre mom used that switch on you quite often if you talked then how you do now. And her being a teacher must make her so proud to read these posts of yours eh??

    December 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    Russia's population is in decline. Putin needs to grow, not export, the inventory of new peasants.
    China, however, is happy to send you all the girls you can use.

    December 29, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hide Behind

    Ghandi once tried to bring peace between Hindu and Islamics by having the each adopt the other groups orphand child.
    What say we have all yhe americans adopt a child fom Iraq and then we would see how quickly the view of depleted uranium as being harless would change.
    For the mother and fatherless in Afghanistan since bin ladin left and all those in Iraq who never were a threat to US, let those who adopt then explain why their real mom and dad had to die.

    December 30, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Personnally speaking, if you have good in your heart and you wanta adopt children from another country then you should adopt kids from Africa! There are a great deal more kids there that are starving to death and they are not having a very good life. Also start in your own country first. We need to stop the foster care "BUSINESS". And thats usually what it is. A business.

    December 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lex Lewis

      That is likely Obama's motive in signing the Magnitsky Act, which imposes U.S. travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in Russia. He can prevent the influx of white european babies from entering the US and thus, further erode the white majority.

      December 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. shame

    and i had my heart set on adopting Vladmir- had a mcdonalds birthday party planned for him and the other school kids.

    December 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. crystal

    I'm sorry but I am so happy that this happened! Now us Americans can adopt our OWN homeless children!

    December 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dott

    We have so many little American chidlren in orphanages or foster homes waiting for a loving mommie and daddy and Americans would rather go into another country? What is that all about? Being an American should warrant one to choose an American child over any other. Does anyone out there understand this?

    January 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
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