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Russia suspends American adoptions, the adoption industry tries to pretend the Artem’s case is not part of a broader pattern

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The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind. Obviously events are unfolding more quickly than even those who update far more often than I can keep up with, let alone my little blog.
The big news tonight is that Russia has put a freeze on all US adoptions until Russia and the US [...]

*UPDATED* The death of Dmitry Yakolev/Chase Harrison and the Russian announcement; 2 agencies accreditations pulled, & a 3rd under investigation

The verdict in the Miles Harrison trial has been handed down since this article was originally written. Please see my later post entitled No, no justice for Dmitry for more up to date information concerning the verdict. The article below appears as it was originally posted.
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This piece has been retitled. The [...]

News- Prison for child’s death

Turning to local news, Samuel and Donna Merryman are finally off to jail for starving the son they adopted from Russia to death. Clearly, their “deep faith” was no obstacle to torturing and starving Dennis (born Dennis Uritsky):
(Quoting from this Baltimore Sun article, Prison for Child’s Death)
“Dennis died in January 2005. Photos taken the [...]