United States adoptions of Russian children

in Transnational Crime

1,092 Russian children were adopted by US families in 2010, down from over 5,800 adoptions in 2004.

Russian officials have claimed that at least 17 Russian children have died due to domestic violence committed by their American families.

In total, there are around 250,000 Russian children living in orphanages in Russia.

Source: “US and Russia agree on rules to make adoptions safer,” BBC News, July 13, 2011.

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