The toll of Russian vodka on American families

Joan Hollinger quoted in Latitude News, September 27, 2012

Hollinger points out that Russia and the U.S. recently signed a bilateral agreement on adoption, though its protocols have yet to be implemented.  Even when they are, she’s not necessarily optimistic that it will succeed in regulating what is essentially a “wild west” environment of shady operators…. “Even though the biggest players are still in business and doing a lot of it, a great many of these smaller agencies are done with because they’ve failed to be honest and up front with parents.”