U.S. Officials Hopeful That Pending Adoptions of Russian Children Can Continue

Russia says bilateral adoption agreement will remain valid for a year


The United States says it is "very hopeful" that pending adoptions of Russian children to U.S. parents can be completed as planned, despite passage of a Russian law recently passed to ban the practice.

Russia said on Thursday it will allow a bilateral adoption agreement with the United States to remain valid for the next year.