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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Adoptions in Jeopardy

The Foreign Ministry is asking the government to suspend adoptions of Russian children by U.S. nationals following an "incessant string of crimes" allegedly committed by American adoptive parents.

Russian authorities say at least 17 Russian children have died in domestic violence incidents in their American families.

The ministry said Saturday that the adoptions should resume only after Moscow and Washington sign an accord that allows Russian monitors to visit the homes of adopted children.

(AP)