It appears as though Russia wants to keep the adoption agreement in place for a year. This is, undoubtedly, to allow Russia to monitor Russian children in the United States.
Even though the agreement will remain in force, it does not, in any way, reverse the ban on the adoption of Russian children by Americans that came into force on January 1, 2013.
The ban is a reaction to many things, including the Magnitsky Act, improper practices of adoption agencies and advocacy groups, and lax treatment of parents who have abused children adopted from Russia.
Organizations serving as trade associations for adoption agencies, such as FRUA and JCICS have had no success whatsoever in lifting the ban or even obtaining information about its implications.
Yes, that’s right.
This agency, Families Through International Adoption (FTIA), operated by attorney, Keith Wallace, did just that! They let a single man, pedophile Matthew Mancuso, adopt a young Russian girl. Not only did Mancuso abuse her, he made pornography of her.
Surprisingly, despite Mancuso’s conviction and rather embarrassing congressional testimony from both Wallace and his coordinator, New Jersey resident, Sergei Dymtchenko, FTIA remains licensed in Russia.
What a wonderful addition to the adoption cartel they will make. Not only will prices go up, but it seems that if pedophiles and pornographers want to adopt, they might just still be able to do it.
You can read more about this here.
Here’s a screenshot from Margaret Cole’s “personal” website.
Margaret Cole is the founder and director of European Adoption Consultants (EAC).
As you can see, by her own admission, three of her children work at EAC. Isn’t that cozy?
Equally cozy would be the monopolistic cartel that could result from the Russian adoption agreement. Cole and other agencies have banded together to try to make sure only a few agencies are allowed to operate in Russia.
This is not for the benefit of Russian children. It is so Cole can pay herself and her family members even more, since EAC will be able to raise its prices.
EAC, also known as European Adoption Consultants, took out domain names in the name of the Russian American Adoption Agreement.
Because, agencies such as EAC have a vested interest in keeping the number of players small.
If they have their way, just a few agencies can operate in Russia. That means prices go up. It is called collusion and price fixing.
Just take a look. Margaret Cole gets paid just under $100,000 a year to run EAC. How much more can she make if she participates in a cartel of just a few approved agencies?
That’s her motivation for pushing that agreement. Making more money by eliminating the competition!
If you want to start having to pay more than $60,000 for an adoption, go ahead and let that agreement pass. If you want to pay a fair price, you need to do something about it NOW.
Contact your representatives in Washington and let them know that this agreement is NOT about protecting children but about making money for just a few people.
In an election year, they WILL listen!
Many families seem to think that when the US-Russian adoption agreement is ratified, it will be a good thing.
Actually, the truth is it will be a bad thing.
Do not believe what the agencies and their trade groups such as FRUA and JCICS tell you.
Under the agreement, the Russian authorities will have the power to come and inspect any Russian adopted child under the age of eighteen.
Yes, they can come into your home when they wish and inspect your child.
And, if they don’t like what they see, the child can be taken back to Russia.
This is what they’re not telling you.
If you want your child to be inspected and maybe even taken, go ahead and let the agencies have their way.
If you do not like this, you need to let your voice be heard.
Complain to your congressional representative and your senators.
Complain to the State Department. 202-647-3320. The “point person” is Ambassador Susan Jacobs.