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Sunday, August 14, 2011

More on the Russia-US Adoption Treaty

When I commented a few weeks ago on the need for the conditions of foreign-adopted children to receive independent monitoring, rather than monitoring by the placing agency, a number of readers stated their agreement. I want to point out to you a way to bring your opinion on this to the attention of the State Department.

I've received a response from Sarah Shaffer of the Office of Children's Issues ( She said that the treaty itself has been signed, but she can receive comments as the agreement moves toward ratification and implementation. More information on the treaty itself is available at
and at

Changes will be posted on those sites, and you can request e-mail or feed notification.

I hope readers will join me in passing on opinions to Ms. Shaffer.

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