Russia Halts U.S. Adoptions

New York Times Russian Adoption Photo

Russia officially halts all U.S. adoptions.  Putin just signed it into law.  All those hopeful Russian children and waiting American parents are heartbroken.  Some of those Americans will have gone through failed infertility treatments as well, and now they will lose their Russian child who would have been their miracle baby.  46 nearly finalized adoptions are halted and one almost mother, Kim Summers, is left with only a photo of herself holding her baby that will remain behind in Russia.  It is unfortunate that political differences have made pawns of the children.