Latest International adoption News

UK sanctions Russian Orthodox head; decries forced adoption

Jun. 16, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced a new round of sanctions Thursday against Russia, targeting the head of the Russian Orthodox Church for his prominent support for the war in Ukraine as well as Russia's children's rights commissioner, who Britain said is responsible for the forced transfer and...

Survivor of abusive facility searches for lost Korean roots

Jun. 11, 2022 05:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The earliest photo Joo-Rei Mathieson has of herself was taken when she was about 4. Her head is shaved, her eyes cast downward. She has just arrived at perhaps the worst place a child could be sent in South Korea. The black-and-white mugshot is from a...

Adoptions another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

May. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international...