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The Adoption Policy and Reform Collaborative’s Position Statement on Russia’s Adoption Ban

Well written and thoughtful.

Russia’s recent law that prohibits the adoption of Russian children by United States’ citizens illustrates the enormous complexities of international adoption and exposes the multiple parties and interest groups that have a stake in the process.

Thus far, a single interest group that has a particular interest and agenda has dominated the discourse surrounding Russia’s adoption ban.  Namely, adoption agencies and organizations that represent adoption agencies are powerful; their money, media connections and access to lawmakers have fueled the construction of a legal system that legitimizes and promotes an agency-centric agenda.  Their massive media blitz condemning Russia’s adoption ban has silenced other stakeholders, legitimate voices seeking strategies that genuinely benefit abused, destitute and abandoned children.

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9 Comments on The Adoption Policy and Reform Collaborative’s Position Statement on Russia’s Adoption Ban

  1. Bravo to the Adoption Policy and Reform Collaborative for this thoughtful statement. It has been so frustrating to read and hear the one-sided coverage of the Russian ban. I have seen the most intelligent analysis in the comments following the biased stories.

  2. A clear and cogent statement.

  3. Hello, I’m also an adoptee from Taiwan and completing an MSW. I’m just curious, when the APRC writes and publishes an article for release on adoption issues, where is it published and what other stakeholders have access to it? Thanks!

  4. Hello, I’m an adoptee from Taiwan and am also completing my MSW. I’m just curious, when a statement is written by the APRC on adoption issues, where is it published/released and who are the stakeholders who have access to it? Thanks!

  5. Reblogging (assuming that’s OK).

  6. Reblogged this on Adopto-Snark and commented:
    Well put.

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