New bill could prevent certain adoptions - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

New bill could prevent certain adoptions

© CBS 5 © CBS 5
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Russia's parliament just signed a bill that would prevent orphaned children from being adopted into American families.

The bill is believed to be a political ploy by the government against the U.S.

But advocates here for international adoption say the biggest victims are those Russian children without homes.

Advocate Craig Juntunen of Both Ends Burning Foundation said, "These institutions are places you wouldn't even board your dog in."

Juntunen said instead the Russian government should put aside their political differences and look out for these poor children instead.

"What children really need is the gift of encouragement and the love and protection of a family, every child deserves that," Juntunen said.

Kara McIntee and her husband have been going through the process of adopting a special needs child from Russia. She fears this new bill could put an end to all that.

"It really hurts, it really feels like my own son is gone," McIntee said.

She hopes that perhaps since she started the process before the bill was signed that she may still be able to go through with the adoption.

"We're hoping that ours is a special needs adoption and maybe they'll allow for the special needs children to be adopted but we just don't know," McIntee said.

For now, she hopes that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not sign the bill into law, allowing her to open up her heart and home to one of these children.

"It's going to be really hard to let go of that dream and that idea that he's still going to be waiting," McIntee said.

Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

    Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:04 AM EST2018-02-23 08:04:29 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-24 04:30:52 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past dr...(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past dr...
    Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins.More >>
    Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins.More >>
  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-24 04:30:44 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    More >>

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

    More >>
  • Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players

    Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-02-23 15:37:22 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:29 PM EST2018-02-24 04:29:04 GMT
    Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives. (Source: NCAA)Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives. (Source: NCAA)

    Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to...

    More >>

    Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly