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Mark Dougan of MD International Holdings Drafts Adoption Plan to Overturn Russian Adoption Law
Mark Dougan of MD International Holdings has drafted a plan to create a joint Russian-American foundation in an effort to overturn the new Russian adoption laws, barring American families from adoption Russian children.
Mark Dougan states, “I have friends and family that have adopted Russian children. The families are strong and loving and the children are afforded great opportunity that they would not have in an orphanage.”
Since 1991, there have been 16 deaths of Russian children at the hands of American parents, which caused these laws to be created in knee-jerk fashion." Dougan says, “The deaths of adopted Russian children in America that has prompted Russia to enact laws forbidding the American adoption of Russian children are tragic; tragic for the children that have died and tragic for the children that will now remain in orphanages, not being able to have opportunities afforded to them by being with a loving family.
The plan drafted by Mark Dougan calls for a more effective approach to background checks by more invasive measures to ensure placement in proper homes and to note any irregularities that are missed in typical, non-invasive screening that is routine.
“These necessarily tough requirements would help to ensure kids are placed into good homes. While many people may not like my plan for tougher screening measures, it is a means to allow the adoption of Russian children while at the moment, there are none,” says Dougan. “If people want to adopt a Russian child, they must be willing to submit to the tougher requirements or they can simply choose not to adopt a child from Russia. My goal here is to establish the environment for the child is safe and happy and to once again enable the adoptions of Russian Children by Americans.”
Dougan continues, “The tragedies that have taken place do not erase the tens of thousands of successes and it seems to me that the law prohibiting Americans from adopting Russian children, while well meaning, does far more harm than good. It is my belief the key is in proper background investigations and follow-up after the adoption takes place.”
Mark has already received Russian interest in his initial plan and as such, intends to expand on it to receive additional joint American-Russian support. Joint support in this plan was provided by Anna Guschina of the AT Bridge Group in Moscow, who provided additional insight and translations for the documentation.
Mark Dougan is seeking cooperation and support from other entities and organizations in what may be a groundbreaking effort to safeguard adopted children and to establish new levels of American-Russian cooperation.
For more information please contact us at (954) 573-6936 or email info@mdIntlHoldings.com . If you are located within the Russian Federation, please contact +7 (901) 904-20-68.
Page Updated Last on: Apr 08, 2013