In American-Russian Row, Children Pay the Price

By passing a bill banning American adoptions, Russian is accused of hurting its neediest children for to settle a petty political score.

For those who have visited Russian orphanages (and many Israeli and American Jewish families have, looking for children to adopt), it's hard to forget the images. Children wear similar pajamas, supplies and toys are scarce and those with special needs do not get special care. Their eyes are sad, but they dare not cry.