Russia gets tough on US adoptions

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American and Russian negotiators are meeting for the second day today in Moscow to discuss the issue of adopting orphans from Russia. Following a series of incidents including the abandonment of an orphan adopted from Russia, all adoptions from Russia to the U.S. were suspended this month. The Russians are drawing up a draft treaty which they want the U.S. to sign before Moscow will allow American families to adopt any more orphans.

The BBC’s Richard Galpin has been covering the story in Moscow and takes a closer look at the details of the treaty.

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