'Heartbreaking and infuriating': Russian adoption ban shocks, saddens West Tennessee families

Jan 6, 2013 Full story: The Jackson Sun

West Tennessee families who have adopted children from Russia are angry about the country's new ban on U.S. adoptions, but encourage those who may want to adopt a child from Russia to remain hopeful.

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Jackson, TN

#1 Jan 6, 2013
Why not adopt American kids?
Glenn Hubbard

Savannah, TN

#2 Jan 21, 2013
guest wrote:
Why not adopt American kids?
Thank you. These affluent types seem to think the world's babies are their marketplace to pick and choose. They are not an asset available for purchase to American buyers.

Jackson, TN

#3 Monday Dec 8
Why does it matter where people adopt from as long as a kid is ending up with a family? I'm pretty sure being an orphan is borderless. Where have you adopted from?

Bowling Green, KY

#4 Monday Dec 8
guest wrote:
Why not adopt American kids?
That's a fair question with a complex answer. The American process is more convoluted and risky with more heart break than you may realize. There are about 100 American couples willing to adopt for every available infant. Older children are more available but come with a bag of hurt due to the rights that biological parents still have post-adoption. International adoption almost always involves a child that has been documented to have been abandoned by the parents usually due to financial reasons. International adoption provides logistical difficulties for bio-parents that may have had a change of heart as well.

Memphis, TN

#5 Monday Dec 8
I would like to adopt a thirties good looking female. Which country would be best?

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