Russian adoptions did not close to U.S. citizens, and today JCICS summarized that talks have been moving forward between the countries. Today, May 13, 2010, Russia and the U.S. issued a joint statement on the significant progress of their talks on basic principles of agreement for adoption protocols. Talks will continue tomorrow due to the significant number of issues under discussion, but JCICS believes a future bilateral agreement between these countries will include protocols for direct communication between primary adoption authorities and utilization of only U.S.-based Hague-accredited adoption service providers. Woo-hoo!
Currently there is a general agreement on broad terms only, and not the necessary definition of precise terms, practices, procedures and rules.
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