Ukraine hopes to see rise in foreign adoptions

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Feb. 28, 2013, 11:24 p.m. | Ukraine — by Olga Rudenko

In this file 2008 photo a boy from Donetsk orphanage is reaching out to visitors. Experts hope Ukrainian orphans will have more chances to be taken in by Americans following the adoption ban in Russia.

Olga Rudenko

If there is one silver lining from Russia’s recent ban on U.S. adoptions, it might be for Ukraine’s abandoned and orphaned children. Some are hoping that U.S.-based adoption agencies, which specialize in Russian adoptions, might look to Ukraine now – unless politics interfere.

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