Russia

Russia's Ban on U.S Adoption

Although the Russian adoption ban is signed, we do not know now if it may or can be altered in the future, so it is important to share your opinions and thoughts of this situation with your Senator and U.S. Representatives.

CALL TO ACTION: Russian Adoption

JCICS has issued an immediate CALL TO ACTION, inviting all members of the adoption community to sign its letter to President Medvedev and President Obama: the letter asks both Presidents to ensure that intercountry adoption continues uninterrupted; and join its campaign to ensure that the world knows about successful adoptions.

Visiting the Tula Granny Program

Linda Wright, director of development, comments on the visit she made at the end of March to an orphanage in Tula, Russia, where Spence-Chapin has sponsored a Granny Program to help those children most at risk, through daily, individual attention from women in the community.