CT families worry over Russian adoption ban

Many residents see Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting any more Russian children as a retaliatory move. This is due to the new American

Many people see the new law as retaliation for a new U.S. policy.

Many people see the new law as retaliation for a new U.S. policy. (1/6/13)

NORWALK - Many residents see Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting any more Russian children as a retaliatory move. This is due to the new American law that imposed travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in Russia.

Sources tell News 12 Connecticut that 50 American families were close to finalizing their Russian adoptions. These heartbroken families will now have to explore other options.

Immigration expert Alex Meyerovich, a refuge of the former Soviet Union, is calling on lawmakers to condemn the adoption ban.

Supporters of the ban in Russia claim that adoptive American parents have a reputation for being abusive. News 12's sources say that this charge is baseless and ridiculous.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Organizers say they are still accepting memorabilia and 1 'Remembering World War I Project' works to preserve history
News 12, as local as local news gets. 2 Police: 2 pipe bombs found in vehicle in Newton
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 4 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
VIDEO: Crews battle fire at Port Morris recycling 5 VIDEO: Crews battle fire at Port Morris recycling facility

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE