Conflict & Justice

A Russian Orphan Fights to Stop Ban on Adoptions


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.

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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.