Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Russia - US Bi-Lateral Agreement on Intercountry Adoption to be Signed Today
According to the public schedule for secretary of State Hilary Clinton, the bi-lateral adoption agreement between Russia and the US will be signed today at 2 pm Eastern time. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/2011/07/168149.htm
Radio Free Europe released an article on the agreement earlier today: http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-us_adoption_treaty_introduces_stronger_controls_/24264751.html
The Department of State, Office of Children's Issues will be holding a stakeholders meeting July 14 to fill in adoption agencies and organizations involved in adoption on the new agreement and any changes that will be instituted for adoptions from Russia.
PEAR will be updating our blog as information becomes available today and during tomorrow's stakeholder meeting.
Added July 13, 2011 2:13 pm:
Press Release from the Secretary of State's Office: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/07/168163.htm
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