Russian ban is a factor as adoptions of foreign children by Americans drop by 18 percent

  • Article by: DAVID CRARY , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 21, 2014 - 10:35 PM

NEW YORK — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged by 18 percent last year to the lowest level since 1992, due in part to Russia's ban on adoptions by Americans. Adoptions from South Korea and Ethiopia also dropped sharply.

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