Russian Orthodox Church's stance on the ban of American adoptions

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cossack 316:
Has there been any announced stance/position by the Russian Orthodox Church on Russia's ban of American adoptions of Russian orphans? I haven't read anything pro or con regarding this disgusting measure.

Carl Kraeff (Second Chance):
Here are some reported reactions:

December 21, 2012: "Even the Russian Orthodox Church is split: Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, in charge of the Church’s relations with the armed forces, expressed ardent support for the ban, while Bishop Panteleimon, in charge of the church’s charities, suggested that decisions having to do with children had been guided by “political opportunism.” http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/whats-behind-the-russian-adoption-ban.html#ixzz2MbXUQqHr

December 29, 2012: "Church backs Vladimir Putin's ban on Americans adopting Russian children" http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/30/russian-church-backs-putin-adoption-ban

January 6, 2013: "Russian Orthodox Church Urges Followers To Adopt Children After Putin's American Adoption Ban" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/06/russian-orthodox-church-adoption_n_2422028.html

choy:
In a way I do agree with the ban.  I think adopting foreigners sometimes becomes some sort of novelty rather than a genuine desire to help the abandonned children from poorer nations.  It becomes more of a "hey look at me!  I helped someone from a 3rd world country!"

There are plenty of kids needing adoption locally from whatever country you are from.

mike:
Quote from: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on March 04, 2013, 05:01:58 PM

Here are some reported reactions:

December 21, 2012: "Even the Russian Orthodox Church is split: Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, in charge of the Church’s relations with the armed forces, expressed ardent support for the ban, while Bishop Panteleimon, in charge of the church’s charities, suggested that decisions having to do with children had been guided by “political opportunism.” http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/whats-behind-the-russian-adoption-ban.html#ixzz2MbXUQqHr

December 29, 2012: "Church backs Vladimir Putin's ban on Americans adopting Russian children" http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/30/russian-church-backs-putin-adoption-ban

January 6, 2013: "Russian Orthodox Church Urges Followers To Adopt Children After Putin's American Adoption Ban" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/06/russian-orthodox-church-adoption_n_2422028.html




Actually there was no single opinion and multiple people presented their. I recall only two of them supporting that (that army priest's and Fr. Chaplin's who supports with everything Putin does). Rest of them was negative.

orthoreader:
Quote from: choy on March 04, 2013, 05:50:06 PM

In a way I do agree with the ban.  I think adopting foreigners sometimes becomes some sort of novelty rather than a genuine desire to help the abandonned children from poorer nations.  It becomes more of a "hey look at me!  I helped someone from a 3rd world country!"

There are plenty of kids needing adoption locally from whatever country you are from.


Have you ever been in the position to not be able to have kids and need to adopt?

In most cases, it is outrageously more difficult for Americans to adopt locally than it is abroad.

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