Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign anti-adoption bill
December 27, 2012
It was recently announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign the very controversial anti-adoption bill put forth by the Russian parliament. According to NBC News, if Putin signs the bill into approval, it will be a law that Russian children cannot be adopted by American parents.
Many are against the law, as some look at it as a political attack on the U.S. in a way that victimizes children. Russia is the biggest source of Americans adopting children, and the orphanages in which these children live are less than stellar. In the past 20 years, there have been 60,000 children adopted from Russia to the U.S.
This is believed to be a retaliation after the U.S. called for sanctions against Russians who are found to be human rights violators.
"I still don't see any reasons why I should not sign it," Putin said during a televised meeting, The Associated Press reports. He then said that he plans on signing it, which would halt a number of adoptions set in place between the two countries.