On December 28, 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a ban on American adoptions of Russian children. For the approximately 1,000 Russian children who were in the process of being adopted when the ban took effect, and the hundreds of thousands of potential Russian adoptees currently stuck in institutions, the political concerns behind the ban are irrelevant. Whatever the international policy disagreements, we should all be able to agree that the welfare of these children should be our primary focus.
Let’s adopt a new attitude.
Let’s adopt a new point of view.