President Barack Obama: Diplomatically bring a resolution to the Russian adoption crisis
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President Barack Obama: Diplomatically bring a resolution to the Russian adoption crisis

    1. Petition by

      European Adoption Consultants, Inc

Hundreds of United States families are in the process of adopting children from Russia.  Many have traveled to Russia and met the children they wish to adopt. They have bonded with these children and told them they will be back to bring them home.  Many of these children do realize who the families are, referring to them as "mama" and "papa".

Now they are being told this will not happen.

Other families, at various stages of the Russian adoption process, dream about receiving their invitation to meet the child who will become a part of their family.  They, too, will be denied that opportunity due to the ban.

The United States law designed to punish those who have committed Human Rights violations has, ironically, created a situation where hundreds of thousands of children's Human Rights have been violated. Every child has a right to be nurtured and provided a loving, permanent home.

Mr. President, we ask you to directly reach out to President Putin in an effort to diplomatically resolve this situation and allow ALL in process families to complete their adoptions.

To:
President of the United States
Diplomatically bring a resolution to the Russian adoption crisis

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Mary Jo Sumner Powell CORTLAND, OH
      • 9 months ago

      As an adoptive parent of a Russian child, I know all too well the heartache of events that have lead to the decision to adopt. My heart really goes out to the prospective parents who have made their first trip to Russia and have held their child only to be denied the opportunity to return and bring their child home.

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    • Katya Wick FRANKLIN, WI
      • 11 months ago

      I was adopted from Russia.

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    • Donna Orsino INVERNESS, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Because my niece has adopted two children from Russia in the past.

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    • Malik Raymond STATESBORO, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      The story of one mishap of a adoption going wrong (those who have been following the story will know exactly what I mean) should not be the absolute standard for every other American families that wish to adopt children. Far too frequently we as people let one or a few instances of unfavorable actions that have transpired in particular event(s) to be the standard for every other future event. Each situation must be assessed within it and not by others. It's needless to say that this is easier to speak of than to carry out, but the potential to have that work in this instance will be beneficial not only for the families and children involved in the adoption crisis, but relations between Russians and Americans in general. Since the adoption crisis, other events between the U.S. and Russia that have happened could have the potential to create a schism of relations (Bombings in Boston, Syrian Civil War, Snowden, etc.), but this will affect both political relations and family bonding. I didn't originally come onto change.org for this, but following this with significant interest (albeit, off and on) over the past several months, and wanted to do something about it by voicing my feelings upon this issue along with signing the petition.

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    • Irina Borissova SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is outrageous. They retaliate against the most vulnerable in their stupid politics games. Children should NOT be a negotiation subject!

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