Russia Halts Adoptions to US Families

Case of 'returned' 7-year-old boy sparks outrage
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 15, 2010 6:19 AM CDT
The child, 8, gets into a minivan in Russia after flying over alone.   (AP Photo/Rossia 1 Television Channel)

(Newser) – Russia has suspended all adoptions to American families until the two countries can agree on new procedures. A US delegation will meet with officials in Moscow "in the next few days" to discuss the situation, the AP reports, after an American woman last week sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to Russia on a plane by himself. Russians are outraged that no charges have been filed against her. A Russian rep said new laws were necessary "ensure that recent tragedies in the United States will not be repeated."

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