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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Nothing new on the hotline today but there was a very good write up from the delegation of the JCICS (Joint Council on International Children's Services), of which our agency is a member, about their recent trip to Russia.

What I thought was cool was that there were only a handful of representatives from the plethora of member agencies (well over 200) and the head of our agency was one of the people that went on this trip. They met with various officials including a representative for President Putin, Ministry of Education officals, Ministry of Justice folks, as well as the U.S. Consul General.

Here's a link to a pdf file about the trip that goes into great detail about who they talked to and what was said.

In a nutshell, everyone still remains very positive in terms of current and near term outlook for international adoption in Russia. As we've said many times before, although we'd like all the ducks to line up correctly this second, we know these things are done by government employees (and even if they weren't government employees, workers are workers and work is work and it's rare to find anyone getting their work done at light-speed velocity.

So, we're just biding our time and getting stuff done, enjoying life as we always do, and not worrying about things that are just not worth worrying about. And who knows...it could happen tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that.
posted by Steveg @ 10:30 AM  
  • At 11:01 PM, Blogger mother said…

    I just read part of the pdf file it sounds promising. We are all anxiously waiting for approval, but all in all it may not take longer than 9 mos which everyone has to wait no matter how you do it.
    Love, Mother

  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    Your last paragraph says it all!

  • At 7:37 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    Thanks so much for sharing your "hotline reports!" I look forward to reading them each week, that is so great that your agency does that for you all.

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