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Russia Update

Russia adoption programAmerica World continues to advocate on behalf of families in
the Russian adoption process in hopes that they will be able to complete their
adoption throughout 2013. Russia has publically stated that the
bi-lateral agreement between our two countries which was developed over the
previous two years is still in effect until January 1, 2014; however, it is
unclear what this means in relation to families who have been in the process to
adopt. The Supreme Court in Russia has only made a decision for families who
had completed court hearings in December of 2012 and is allowing them to
finalize their adoptions throughout January 2013. There has been no definitive
decision made regarding families who are at earlier stages in their adoption
process and we continue to wait for official confirmation for these cases.

Our Russia Program is currently closed to new
applicants and will remain so indefinitely. Despite this closure we will
continue to submit post adoption reports for all of its adoptive families and
support families who have been actively working to adopt from Russia. Please
continue to pray earnestly for the children and families affected by the
decisions of the Russian government. 


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