Family Hopes To Settle The Adoption Of Their Russian Daughter

When Russia passed a law banning adoption to the United States, Natasha and many other orphans were stuck.

Denalee Chapman January 22, 2017

It was the middle of 2012 when Katrina and Steve Morriss flew to Russia where they met the daughter who was matched with them. They spent a week with Natasha, a little orphan girl with Down Syndrome, and fell completely in love.

Then when Russia passed a law banning adoption to the United States, Natasha and many other orphans were stuck. Since that time, Katrina and Steve have been pleading with the Russian government, visiting their daughter in Russia and begging the U.S. government to intervene. All to no avail. When all of that failed, Katrina spoke on a Russian news program asking for a Russian family to adopt Natasha. It didn’t happen.

Watch this clip of Parents United documentary, Children of the State. You can read the full story here.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


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