Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Russia / U.S. Agreement Signed: International Adoption Safeguards to be Implemented

Today July 13th the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security announced Secretary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov signed a bilateral adoptions agreement. This agreement is meant to strengthen procedural safeguards in adoptions between the US and Russia.

"Children's Hope International is happy to announce that today, Russia and the US signed the inter-country adoption agreement," says Anna Rister, Children's Hope International's Russia Program Director.

"This was a long awaited agreement between the two countries. The new agreement will clarify the requirements and the adoption process overall, but more importantly will ensure the well-being of the adopted children. We are very pleased that the agreement was finally signed and look forward to seeing positive changes in Russian adoption process."

This is great news for families of Russia international adoptions!

FAQ on the Agreement
Read the Department of State's frequently asked questions, which gives clear information concerning this agreement.

Russia - Notice: Secretary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Sign Adoption Agreement

Read the Deparment of State's adoption  news alert.


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