Up to 20,000 protested in Moscow on Sunday due to a new Russian law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Shouting shame on the scum, protestors carried signs with President Vladimir Putin’s face as well as members of parliament who voted for the law last month. Opponents of the law says that it victimizes children to make a political statement and to make matter worse the anti-Kremlin opposition has exploited the ban as further evidence Putin and the parliament has lost the moral right to rule Russia. However, the Kremlin has used the adoption law to further discredit the opposition as unpatriotic and on the American payroll. The adoption ban was in retaliation of the US targeting Russians in human rights abuse and addresses the some 19 children out of 60,000 children killed while in the care of American adoptive parents over the past two decades. The bill was named after Dima Yakovlev who was a toddler who died in 2008 when left in a car for hours in the boiling heat.
What do you think? I am not in favor of either group because both groups are wrong in the way this is handled and are both exploiting children to make their point. I can understand the concerns of the Kremlin if Russian children have died while in the care of American parents no matter what the number is. What people are overlooking is the fact the US namely Obama took it upon himself to accuse Russian of human rights abuse when that happens everyday in America and the fact that Russian children adopted have suffered human rights abuse while under the care of Americans. It is the pot calling the kettle black so to speak. I do think that the opportunity to adopt from Russia for Americans should not have been banned but what both parties are saying is ridiculous. Why not try and change the system here in American so many deserving American children can find great homes?
This is what happens when we get involved in everyone’s business. Putin signed a bill banning Americans adopting Russian children stopping 52 children who already in the process of being adopted by American families. He proclaimed that the bill was a response to Obama signing a bill into law that calls for sanctions against Russians assessed to be human rights violators. Is it all about egos and not about the people nowadays. The US again is trying to dictate how the world should operate and again it backfires. Beside Putin, many Russians have taken offense to American adoptions because it makes it look like they cannot take care of their own. Well Russia, welcome to American we do the same thing to our own people unfortunately. Our government thinks we can fix other countries but we can’t seem to fix our own. Oh I forgot that is what Child Protective Services is for. We take kids out of loving homes (I like to say kidnap) then place them in an unfamiliar environment because we think that fixes the problem, but unfortunately the child ages out of the system and is left worse off. It is a sad state of affairs the world is in when all we know how to do is point fingers and never fix the problem just put a band aid on it.