Shock, heartbreak for U.S. families adopting Russian children

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niblick3 wrote:

How about taking a look at some American / U.S. born children. We have plenty of orphans whom Mr. Putin can not obstruct the process.

Dec 28, 2012 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
azereta wrote:

Russian children are not commodities, buy a dog!

Dec 28, 2012 7:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sidevalve56 wrote:

yea why do people go over seas to adopt? I don’t know the number of orphans in america, but there can’t be a shortage…just curious.

Dec 28, 2012 7:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Free_Pacific wrote:

In America, there is something like 30,000 orphans. In Russia, there is 650,000. This from a country with one third the population and where orphans can experience events on a scale unlike anything they may complain they face in the U.S.

Putin is probably seeing them as future voters, young, poorly educated, frustrated. Russia has been sleepwalking backwards for the last 15 years and this wont change. Eventually they will lose the east also to China, as the Russian strategy of confrontation with the West leaves it as China’s sattelite. Peter the Great, would come back from the dead and shave putin’s beard off if Putin had one. For all his bluster, Putin is just one in a long line of tragedies the Russians will have to endure.

Dec 28, 2012 8:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

Putin just made these poor little kids orphans second time in their lives! McCain was right when he said that when he looked in Putin’s eyes he saw 3 letters: K G B…

Dec 28, 2012 11:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KLN2 wrote:

Orphans in Japan are in desperate need of adoption since culturally it isn’t a socially accepted custom. Thousands of Japanese orphans live under very difficult conditions until the age of 18, when they must leave the orphanage. They are given a month’s salary and expected to fend for themselves. Many become Yakuza or prostitutes because there is no other way for them to survive. So many lives are wasted this way. After the tsunami, there are now over 1000 new orphans facing a very bleak future.

Dec 29, 2012 12:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
milestristero wrote:

Has anyone thought about circumventing the process? As in asking a trusted agency/person outside of the US to adopt the child for them and then legally sign the children over to the American parents once the children leave Russia.

Dec 29, 2012 12:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
VonHell wrote:

Did anyone ever visited an orphanage?
Well i did… one of the saddest places… full of kids in need of a parent figure of any kind… but it has a paradoxal effect of making you feel very well… because they are much more receptive than any human we are used to deal outside here… perhaps it is the God’s blessing for that place…
But i understand why americans bother going all the way around the world to adopt russian kids… sadly is a matter of offering…
I could not avoid noticing there was only male kids, most blacks, above age of 7…
Well if you dream to adopt a pretty white, light hair or eyes, baby girl or boy , only months of age, to experience a more err “complete” parenthood… you need to go far away… and i dont believe one saying it does not “matter”, it would be hypocrisy… after all these people are realizing a dream… and dreams tend to be pretty detailed…

I dont blame parents to be for seeking kids elsewhere… but i dont blame the russian gov for prohibiting adoption by foreigners either…

Dec 29, 2012 4:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
TOR01 wrote:

By holding Russian orphans hostage to international politics, Putin has shown himself to be a small and mean-spirited “little” man. Having said that, the US has developed an increasingly irritating habit of “lecturing” other countries on how to behave. It is always easier to interfere in the affairs of other countries than it is to solve one’s own problems at home. The fact that 20 of our own children were slaughtered in their school here in the US before Christmas is sufficient evidence to me that we have enough problems of our own to resolve without trying to fix the problems of the rest of the world. We should cease our interference in the affairs of other countries, focus on resolving our own problems here at home and then request the reintroduction of Russian orphans to the US from the Russian Govt.

Dec 30, 2012 11:50am EST  --  Report as abuse wrote:

Vlad will show us his incredible might! Wondering if he kept his shirt on for the signing ceremony?

Dec 30, 2012 12:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

People who adopt in Russia, in majority been vetoed by American system.

Nothing good would come out of it for Russian kids. US is only place where Russians kids get killed, no other country reports the same.

Dec 30, 2012 1:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

Putin should be brought before an international human rights tribunal to explain this crime against his own people.
I would recommend boycotting all products manufactured in Russia, but there’s no such thing, since Putin has failed where all his predecessors since Peter the Great did, and Russia is still a third world country by any known standard.
Oh yeah, I forgot Vodka, of course. They make plenty of this stuff in Putin’s Russia.

Dec 30, 2012 3:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
yummy8755 wrote:

vonhell points out something about kids in orphanages: the pretty little blonde girls get adopted quickly, the sort of “clunky” kids hang around…. although foster care has replaced these institutions to a large degree. For a long time, Afro-American kids were a surplus, but white families couldn’t adopt them because the argument went they should be raised in their own culture, a strange reverse racism way of thinking in a society with civl rights, quotas and busing so Afro-American kids get to experience diversity.

Dec 30, 2012 4:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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