Adoption Controversy

American parents are still waiting for their Russian adopted children to arrive.
1:50 | 12/31/12

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We turn now to the outrage we reported on last week here on "world news." The american parenting waiting for their adopted children to arrive when the russian president suddenly stepped in, halting everything. Tonight, some of his own people now taking sides, supporting the american mom and dad and the little russian daughter they thought was on her way. Abc's kirit radia in moscow again tonight. Reporter: Kendra skaggs and her husband were just weeks away from bringing home their adopted daughter, polina, a 5-year-old russian orphan, paralyzed by spina bifida. They visited polina at her orphanage outside moscow, but now wonder if they'll ever see her again. united states last week in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions -- citing cases of 19 russian children abused by american parents. For kendra, it's been emotional whiplash. You're holding your breath and feeling sick to your stomach and you can't eat and you can't sleep. And - you just got to hold onto something. Reporter: But after kendra appeared on "world news" last week, tonight, she's receiving an outpouring of support from some of president putin's own people. Russi russians. On the same side of those american parents. Many offering to help. "If you want me to get anything to polina, I will buy it on my account, no problem." One person wrote. "Forgive us. We can't protect our kids from the russian government," wrote another. Such an outpouring of love since your story, from the people of russia and it's just overwhelming to me. People that have said, you can stay at our house, what can we do? Reporter: Most of all, they urge kendra to keep fighting for polina. Whatever I have to do, I'm going to fight it until I can bring my little girl home. Reporter: The road ahead is still uncertain. The ban goes into effect on JANUARY 1st, BUT KENDRA REMAINS Hopeful. Kirit radia, abc news, moscow.

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