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Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight
US Rep. Doug Collins hosts discussion in DC, live on Facebook
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U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

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Learn more about the Russian adoption ban and how it affects families in North Georgia.

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

Tonight, the North Georgia congressman will host a panel discussion at 6 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor’s Center Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and streamed live on Collins’ Facebook page. Several families whose children remain affected by the ban will be part of the discussion.

On Jan. 1, 2013, Russian Federal Law 272-FZ banned the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens. Many families were already deep in the process of adopting children when the ban went into effect.

The panel tonight will also include Susan Morgan Cooper, director of “To the Moon and Back,” and Anastasia Popova, chief of staff to former Russian politician Ilya Ponomarev.

Following the panel is a screening of “To the Moon and Back,” a documentary that follows several American families fighting to adopt children.

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