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Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What?

Today’s Capitol Commentary carries a piece I wrote on Russia’s recent ban on adoptions by American parents.  Read the first portion below and the full article HERE… Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What? On one side wait tens of thousands of Russian orphans. I’ve met many of them—big eyes and wounded hearts, with […]


Russia’s Adoption Ban Has Very Little to Do With Adoption

As expected, Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a bill banning adoption by Americans of Russian orphans. The move by Russia is widely viewed as retaliation for a new U.S. law limiting travel and financial transactions by Russians charged with significant human rights abuses.  The truth is that Russia’s motivations run much deeper. The immediate […]