Minnesota mom makes emotional appeal on Russian TV for an exception to adoption ban

  • by: DAVID CRARY , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 12:30 PM

NEW YORK — A Minnesota woman has gone on television in Russia with an emotional appeal for an exception to be made to that nation's year-old ban on adoptions by Americans. She and her husband adopted a boy from Russia in 2008 and refuse to give up long-standing efforts to also adopt their son's biological brother from a Russian orphanage.

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