Can Russian children be adopted by foreign gay couples?

08 Feb 2013

‘Pravda’ reports that the legalization of gay marriage in the UK and France reduces the possibility for British and French families to adopt children from Russia, said Konstantin Dolgov, the commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Konstantin Dolgov’s statement can hardly be called Moscow’s official position. At least, for the time being, because the official is not alone in his judgments. The Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights Pavel Astakhov also believes however that the adoption of children by same-sex couples is out of the question.


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