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Parliament committee proposes banning foreign adoptions

Parliament committee proposes banning foreign adoptions
17/ 08/ 2005

MOSCOW, August 17 (RIA Novosti) - The social policy committee of the Federation Council, parliament's upper chamber, has proposed prohibiting foreigners from adopting Russian children, committee chairperson Valentina Petrenko said Wednesday.

The committee has already asked the Prosecutor General's Office to ban foreign adoptions, she said.

"Many murders of children in adoptive families, mainly in the United States, caused our decision," Petrenko said.

Thirteen Russian children recently suffered from violence in foreign adoptive families, she said....

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