What a roller coaster today was. It started with reporting that Russia had susspended all adoptions to the US. Andri Nesterenko, a memeber of the Russian Foreign minstry announced that the suspension was necessary for the US and Russia to sign a bilateral treaty "to moniter the living conditions of" Russian adoptees in the US. Charlie called the agency and they said that all was still well and if anything changed then they would post it on the website. By lunch, reports were stating that a shutdown was just a rumor. The Minsitry of Education, which oversees adoptions was unaware of a shutdown.
Meeting are scheduled on April 20th between the US and Russia to discuss the situation. I'm not certain how will these will go. One element of the treaty that Russia want included is the ability to prosecute American who commit crimes against these children. (Russian adoptees reteain their Russian citizenship until they are at least 18. Therefore Russia would like to seek justice for its minor citizens.) I don't think that will happen, but with this adminstration you just never can tell.
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