To throw insult to injury, had you known before this happened that they have actually demanded parenting classes before they let kids come here? Parenting lessons?! Any drunk, any prostitute, derelicts, unmarried women, etc., can conceive these children and then they're thrown into orphanages and the Russians demand our parents who pay thousands to go visit, support them, and then bring them here have parenting lessons!? Shouldn't they be kissing the ground our American parents walk on for taking them off their hands and giving them loving homes?
I have friends who adopted a Russian little girl who's got learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and they love her and protect her and do all anybody could ever do for a child. Think they needed parenting lessons after having raised three amazing sons of their own?
Of course, none of the countries mind giving up their children with special needs, but they're becoming more and more careful about who they're letting be adopted. Russia's action is suspected to be in retaliation for a law Obama signed criticizing Russian human rights abuses.
In my opinion, keeping orphans in the condition they're kept in Russia is a human rights abuse. And so Russian children will suffer. Good job, Putin; typical.