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Topic - Chuck Johnson
Following the international uproar last year over an unwanted 7-year-old Russian boy being sent home — unaccompanied — by his would-be adoptive American mother, U.S. and Russian officials are poised this week to sign a pact allowing intercountry adoption to resume fully, but with significant new restrictions in place.
"After the document is signed, we'll breathe a sigh of relief," said Chuck Johnson, president of the National Council for Adoption (NCFA).
An expected change is that Russian adoptions will be conducted only through agencies accredited by The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, not "independent" professionals, said Mr. Johnson, whose NCFA represents adoption agencies.