So, this whole process is an eye for an eye thing from Russia. After the US passed a law that would penalize Russians who abuse human rights, Russia is now retaliating with a ban on adoptions from Americans. Namely, this little piece is the drive behind it:
...Putin said U.S. authorities routinely let Americans suspected of violence toward Russian adoptees go unpunished — a clear reference to Dima Yakovlev, a Russian toddler for whom the bill is named. The child was adopted by Americans and then died in 2008 after his father left him in a car in broiling heat for hours. The father was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
So, what are your views regarding this?
I think it's rather sad that children are the ones who will be affected by this. Imagine a family just ready to adopt a child and getting a call saying that their process has been cancelled due to the law. Or imagine a child excited at the prospect of going to a family for the first time and learning that he'll have to remain in the orphanage.