If you got the impression recently that the Russian government was ending adoptions of Russian orphans by US citizens, you should know that that is not the case. There was understandable--if over-stated--annoyance in Russia when a young boy whose adoption had failed in Tennessee was sent back to Russia alone on a commercial plane. "Outrage" would be a better description than "annoyance", however.
At the time, there was media speculation that the Russian authorities would cancel further adoptions to Americans. Then, unfortunately, the story dropped out of the news.
However, the National Council for Adoption, a coalition of well-established adoption organizations in the United States and an able public policy advocate for adoption, pointed out a few days ago that the Russians have not stopped adoptions to the US.
Today, the New York Times describes some Western R & R for Russian orphans who have been adopted into American homes.
It helps to remind us that sensational news, especially about Russia, is often incomplete and, for that reason, misleading.