Russia Bans Adoptions to American Families

Russian President Putin signed bill to ban Americans from adopting Russian children.
1:06 | 12/28/12

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We do you don't want to get right to the breaking news this morning it affects so many Americans hoping to adopt. The president of Russia has just signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. And this now blocks kids in the process of being adopted by American families from leaving Russia. To move here to start a new life ABC's llama Hasan has the latest now from London good morning to you. Good morning to you just -- this controversial new bill banning US citizens from adopting Russian children is igniting a far storm among human rights activist. Who say this floor victimize as children to make a political point. -- US is the biggest destination for adopted Russian children. -- 60000 of them have been given a hand by Americans since the fall of the Soviet Union. What's even more heartbreaking is that there are currently 52 children in the process of being adopted. By American families right now in some cases families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption -- -- So this -- -- now block those kids from meeting Russian meaning they will not be coming to the US and given and you -- and so far. The US has not responded.

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