Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced.Appeals to the Russian government to allow the adoptions initiated before January 1, 2013, to proceed to conclusion, and invites Russia to continue participation in the bilateral adoption... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

RESOLUTION

Calling on the United States and Russia to continue cooperation in securing safe and loving homes for unparented children.

Whereas in both the United States and Russia, the number of children in need of loving parents far outnumbers the families actively seeking to adopt; Whereas since 1991 more than 60,000 Russian children have found safe, permanent, and loving homes with United States families; Whereas in 19 cases, adopted Russian children have died from abuse or neglect in the care of their adoptive United States parents, and others have suffered abuse; Whereas Russian President Vladimir Putin said on December 20, 2012, regarding United States citizens who have adopted Russian children, ``We know that tragedies happen but the vast majority of people who adopt Russian children take good care of them and are good, decent people''; Whereas countries making children available for international adoption have the right and responsibility to set procedural safeguards and criteria to ensure the children's well-being; Whereas in response to cases of abuse and neglect, the Government of Russia negotiated the July 13, 2011, bilateral adoption agreement to strengthen procedural safeguards in the adoption process between the United States and Russia and to ensure the well-being of children adopted by United States families; Whereas the bilateral adoption agreement signed on July 13, 2011, by United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov entered into force between the United States and Russia on November 1, 2012; Whereas the Russian Government has expressed...

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I support H.Res. 34 ("Calling on the United States and Russia to continue cooperation in securing safe and loving") because, although I believe people should try to adopt US children first, I do think people are doing a good thing by adopting Russian children. The abortion rates in Russia are already through the roof and this would just make that worse.

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brookd007
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2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.Res. 34 ("Calling on the United States and Russia to continue cooperation in securing safe and loving") because...take care of the U.S. then and only then worry about other countries if they do not have the morals or compassion to take care of things in their country that's not something we are going to distill in them if we are not leading by example

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dr.roy
OK-3
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 34 ("Calling on the United States and Russia to continue cooperation in securing safe and loving") because American orphans need love and a good home as well. We need to focus on taking care of our own and restructure our own adoption laws so that more Americans can afford to adopt American children. In considering this proposal (and others) please start taking care of our own House before you start fixing your neighbors.

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Cuddle40
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2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced.Appeals to the Russian government to allow the adoptions initiated before January 1, 2013, to proceed to conclusion, and invites Russia to continue participation in the bilateral adoption agreement that went into force November 1, 2012. Expresses deep sadness over the deaths in the United States of 19 adopted Russian children and over the other cases of abuse. Celebrates the tens of thousands of U.S. families who have opened their homes and hearts to Russian children. Affirms the extensive work of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Department of State to create safeguards against future abuse through such bilateral adoption agreement. Urges federal, state, and local governments and adoptive families to accommodate official inquiries into the well-being of adopted Russian children and to comply with all adoption requirements delineated by the bilateral agreement.

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