Conflict & Justice

A Russian Orphan Fights to Stop Ban on Adoptions

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Alex D'Jamoos at Mount Kilimanjaro. (Photo: Eric Michael Johnson)

More than 60,000 Russian children have been adopted in the United States in the past 20 years. Alexander D'Jamoos is one of them. He spent the first 15 years of his life in a Russian orphanage for children with disabilities. Then he was adopted by an American family and moved from Russia to Texas. D'Jamoos has written a letter to President Putin asking him not to sign the law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Alexander D'Jamoos.

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