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American adoptive mothers
get their Russian kids

Associated Press, by Jim Heintz

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 2/10/2013 9:18:37 AM

After weeks of anxiety plodding through the opaque Russian legal system, two U.S. women have custody of their adopted Russian children and are preparing to take them home to start a new life together. Jeana Bonner of South Jordan, Utah, and Rebecca Preece from Nampa, Idaho, told The Associated Press on Saturday about the expenses, the confusion and emotional swings they’ve gone through since arriving in Moscow in mid-January, expecting to quickly leave with their children, both of whom have Down syndrome.

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Some joyous news.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/10/2013 10:04:41 AM     (No. 9168512)

I´m going to be cold here. This Russian baby business is like the Cubans opening their jails and asylums for the Mariel boatlift in 1980. I´ve seen too many just in my area suffering with fetal alcohol syndrome and other afflictions. And the accompanying demands for "services" in the schools and elsewhere,where the kids become severe problems. If loving adults want to take these kids away from their homelands and into their homes, please don´t stick America with the medical and social bill.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: devnull, 2/10/2013 10:16:19 AM     (No. 9168525)

Link is broken. This one works http://news.yahoo.com/american-adoptive-mothers-russian-kids-131326189.html. To go through all of that; to adopt special needs children and to rescue them from a system that has a less-than-stellar reputation for how it cares for children with these kinds of problems, wow. I know there are many children looking for their forever home in America, but the future of special needs kids in other countries is far more bleak. God bless these Moms, their Husbands, and their families.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/10/2013 10:36:34 AM     (No. 9168564)

We have a shortage of down syndrome kids, so now we have to import them?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Talk2, 2/10/2013 11:08:05 AM     (No. 9168612)

There aren´t enough adoptive kids in this country?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/10/2013 11:12:19 AM     (No. 9168618)

Believe it or not we do have a "shortage" of Downs children. I was talking with one of our special education teachers who informed me that 90% of Downs babies are aborted. We currently only have one Downs child in our program. The rest have other conditions. I understand #1 concern and #2 heart. I don´t know what the answer is. I just hope things work out for those new families.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jlw509, 2/10/2013 12:26:21 PM     (No. 9168740)

#3, I thought most people realized that the Down´s Syndrome kids in this country have been systematically located, targeted, and killed. There are few survivors of this intentional massacre.

Down´s Syndrome does not call into question these children´s humanity, but our own.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: columba, 2/10/2013 3:47:20 PM     (No. 9169017)

Are not there any FATHERS involved?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/10/2013 5:54:41 PM     (No. 9169180)

Russia has a negative birth rate. This means that it´s a dying civilization. Culturally, spiritually, morally, the Commies wrecked Russia in 1917.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: volksford, 2/10/2013 6:40:07 PM     (No. 9169228)

Got news for you # 8, we are headed in the same direction !

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 2/10/2013 11:24:20 PM     (No. 9169483)

Wow--I am shocked at some of the posts here! These children were abandoned and face a horrible life, even leaving aside their handicap. If there are people here who want to adopt them, what is wrong with that? How many Downs syndrome children are enough, by the way? Should we put a quota on them? Or maybe we should fund abortions for people who find out their babies have Downs syndrome. That would solve the problem, wouldn´t it?

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