Friday, January 4, 2013

Ukrainian President: Adoption Should Not Be Politicized!

Unlike Russia, Ukraine welcomes international adoption, they are
also working hard to encourage domestic adoption. While the
methods in the later are not perfect. They have met with success.
Unlike Russia, Ukrainians return very few children to orphanages
after adoption. Last year Russia families returned over 6000
children! Unlike Russia, Ukraine's government has put the
children first and refuses to politicize adoption. Well done!

KIEV, January 4 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's President Viktor
Yanukovych has waded into the heated debate on international
adoption that followed the "" target="_blank" title=
"Magnitsky List Dispute">US Magnitsky Act
and Russia's
response, stressing that the issue of adoption must not be

"My main principle is that the interests of the child should be
paramount in all issues that concern them. I think it is wrong
for the issue of adoption to be focused on to political ends,"
Yanukovych said in an interview with a Ukrainian newspaper on

The debate over the issue continues, following the US
introduction of the Magnitsky Act and Russia's response - which
includes a ban on the adoption of Russian children by US

In his interview with Ukraine's Komsomolskaya Pravda, the
president was adamant that adoption-related issues should be
handled professionally. He also made the point that the need for
international adoption would vanish if homes for abandoned
children could be found domestically.

"In recent years the state's priority regarding adoption has
fundamentally changed. Our day-to-day task, which we are seeing
bear fruit, is for each child who has lost their parents to find
a home within Ukraine," he said.

Yanukovych noted that, this year, Ukrainians adopted nearly three
times more children than foreigners, and added that Ukrainian law
places a restriction on the adoption of healthy children under
five by foreigners.

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Monday, February 4, 6:00-8:00 PM

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