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60,000 Russian children have been adopted by Americans in the past two decades? Couldn't these people find it in their hearts to take in some of the children needing homes here? What made Russian children more desirable than children in the US?
liora51, it is wonderful that you are concerned for US children that do not have permanent homes. I am a prospective parent of an internationally adopted child (not from Russia)and I can tell you that the reasons, situations, risks, etc. involved in adoption can be very complex. I am obviously biased, but I think that ANYONE that wants to provide ANY child with a loving stable home deserves respect and admiration, not a questioning of their motives or priorities. If you are genuinely interested in the topic, I suggest you do some research into the conditions and prospects that children face in Russia's institutional care system.
I suggest you do some research into teens, siblings and older children here who need homes.
I have, and clearly you have too. That being said, I'm sure that we both agree that adoption of those children tend to be extremely difficult, both in terms of the process itself and the ongoing care and nurturing of the child(ren).
Where you and I part ways is in looking at someone that chooses to love a child that is (or most like will be) in a very similar situation; you seem to find fault with them based on the fact that the child happens not to have been born in the United States.
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