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- International Adoption – Russia
For the latest adoptions notices, please see www.adoption.state.gov. Click here for the latest Russia adoptions alert, posted on January 11, 2013.
Please be aware that effective January 1st, 2013, the Russian Federation passed law No. 272-FZ banning intercountry adoptions between the United States and Russia, thus terminating the previous bilateral agreement on adoption. Additionally, Russian Law No. 167-FZ prohibits the adoption of Russian citizens by same sex couples and singles living in countries where same sex marriage is permitted.
If you have any questions please visit the website www.adoption.state.gov