Wicker adoption resolution passes at international meeting

In January, a new law in Russia barred Americans from adopting orphans, affecting around 700 children who had already bonded with prospective families.

But last week, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker introduced a resolution to protect families and children stuck in limbo. The first of its kind, the resolution was presented at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to overwhelming support.

The measure urges the OSCE’s 57 countries to come to an agreement on international adoption and avoid disruption of international adoptions already in progress. In addition, the resolution calls for the OSCE’s Ministerial Council to clarify international commitments in order to safeguard the family-to-be when an international adoption is in its later stages.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
7/3/13