H.Res.24 - Expressing the deep disappointment of the House of Representatives in the enactment by the Russia Government of a law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian children by United States citizens and urging the Russia Government to reconsider the law and prioritize the processing of inter-country adoptions involving parentless Russian children who were already matched with United States families before the enactment of the law.113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: H.Res.24 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in House (01/14/2013)
Affirms that all children deserve a permanent, protective family.
Values the long tradition of the United States and Russia working together to find permanent homes for unparented children.
Disapproves of the Russian law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens because it primarily harms vulnerable and voiceless children.
Urges Russia to reconsider the law on humanitarian grounds and prioritize the processing of inter-country adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens that were initiated before the law's enactment.