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Outraged Russia: US Mom Beat Adopted Boy to Death

But Max Shatto's death still under investigation in US

(Newser) - Max Shatto's new life began in November, when he and his younger brother left a Russian orphanage with adoptive parents Laura and Alan Shatto. It ended just a few months later on Jan. 21, when the 3-year-old boy died amid accusations of abuse. Texas child welfare authorities are still... More »

Americans Now Banned From Adopting Russian Kids

With 60K US adoptions over 20 years, critics say children will be real losers

(Newser) - As expected , Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial new bill banning US citizens from adopting Russian children, reports Reuters . In addition to the adoption ban, the Russian law, set to take effect Jan. 1, could close some Russian NGOs that receive US funding and bans Americans accused... More »

Putin: Ban on US Adoptions to Become Law

Opponents say law only a response to human rights criticisms

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin says he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Putin said in a televised meeting today that he "doesn't see any reasons" to object to the bill and "intends to sign it" into law. The president said US authorities deny access... More »

Russian Duma Approves Ban on US Adoptions

Along with other retaliations for US human rights bill

(Newser) - The lower house of Russia's parliament today gave its final approval to a bill that would prevent Americans from adopting Russian children, amidst a number of other sanctions on the US. Though the adoption ban idea has been floating around for almost a year, the bill is widely seen... More »

Russia May Suspend US Adoptions

Officials want more monitoring of children's welfare

(Newser) - Russian officials concerned about treatment of children adopted by Americans are considering suspending all adoptions by US citizens. The Foreign Ministry is weighing the suspension until a new accord with the US is signed allowing officials to better monitor the welfare of children taken to America, reports ABC News . Adoptions... More »

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