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  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, here at an ASEAN summit in 2010, are expected to sign a bilateral agreement soon allowing intercountry adoptions to resume fully. It is said to be "nearing finalization." (Associated Press)

    U.S., Russia close to pact to restart adoptions

    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.


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