Monday, May 3, 2010

Adoption dream unlikely at Russian orphanage

Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- "Though Oksana is 4 years old, she is much shorter than other children who are a year younger. She barely talks, and yet doesn't hesitate to climb up in her puffy dress to sit next to a visitor on a couch, after flashing an impish smile.
Administrators at Children's Home Number 59 in Moscow say Oksana was found by police, after apparently being abandoned. She was then delivered to a hospital and eventually ended up at this orphanage."

Russian families if they do adopt only want healthy babies with no problems and children that look very Russian with blond hair and blue eyes.

"I'm so angry [at] this dialogue on TV that we should abandon this," Tatarenko says. "Americans and Europeans take children of all ages, with different diseases...."

Read the full story by Ivan Watson at CNN

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