July 11, 2012.....Below is an important update from Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA www.frua.org) Including Neighboring Countries (INC) regarding adoptions from Russia.
The U.S. State Department confirms that the Russian Duma has ratified the bi-lateral agreement on inter-country adoption, signed last July between the United States and Russia. Please visit http://moscow.usembassy.gov/news_071012.html for more information.
FRUA remains in direct contact with the U.S. Department of State and is meeting with State on July 12, 2012. We will provide any additional information that may become available to the public.
FRUA is pleased that Russia is focused on the best interests of orphaned children and will continue to support inter-country adoption between our two countries. FRUA will, of course, continue to focus on our mission of providing hope, help and community to adoptive families of all children from Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.