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International Adoptions On Downward Trend

NPR | Dec. 28, 2012 2:06 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 28, 2012 4:55 p.m.

President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. U.S. adoptions from Russia had already been on the decline over the last several years — reflecting a broader downward trend in international adoptions. For more on adoption trends, host Audie Cornish talks with Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.

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