Friday, July 15, 2011

US Parents Won't Torture Russian Orphans Anymore

Ouch!  That's the headline in Pravda for this article reporting on the newly-signed bilateral adoption agreement between Russia and the U.S.:
Russia and the United States signed the bilateral agreement on adoption. Seventeen children, which US parents adopted from Russia, have died in the United States of America during the recent several years. There were also a number of incidents, when foster parents were abusing adoptive children from Russia or even sending them back to their homeland like a pair of shoes that did not fit. Russian officials say that the new agreement will reduce the number of such sad cases.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing us all these great links and interesting articles. I learn so much.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's good news.

Linda said...

This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read.

Anonymous said...

Pravda is the Russian equivalent of the Weekly World News (US). I am sure next week there will be an article in Pravda about Bat Boy's adoption of a Russian orphan.

Anonymous said...

Well we don't have a very good track record. Makes sense that it would be shoved in our faces. If peopel can behave better maybe they can regain the trust of others.

Anonymous said...

"we don't have a very good track record"? 17 deaths are a terrible tragedy, any abuse is unacceptable. The governments of both nations must do what they can to avoid such tragedies. But the other 59,983 children who were adopted from Russia and are alive and well would point to the fact that we DO in fact have a good track record. Many many children are murdered and abused in Russia each year as well, the numbers are much higher than in the US, yet nobody wants to talk about that. Exaggerated hyperbole does nothing but stir emotions, while contributing nothing to a rational discussion and sharing of ideas.

Anonymous said...

"we don't have a very good track record"? 17 deaths are a terrible tragedy, any abuse is unacceptable. The governments of both nations must do what they can to avoid such tragedies. But the other 59,983 children who were adopted from Russia and are alive and well would point to the fact that we DO in fact have a good track record. Many many children are murdered and abused in Russia each year as well, the numbers are much higher than in the US, yet nobody wants to talk about that. Exaggerated hyperbole does nothing but stir emotions, while contributing nothing to a rational discussion and sharing of ideas.