Target: President Valdimir V. Putin
Goal: Prevent the Russian government from banning American adoptions
As a form of retaliation to a recent American Law, the Russian government aims to ban all American adoptions, preventing any orphan from moving to the United States. President Barack Obama just signed a law that could penalize Russian citizens for violating human rights. After just a few days of collaboration, the Russian government voted 400 to 4 in favor of the adoption ban. However, many of the top officials, like Prime Minister Sergey V. Lavror, are hesitant about the new law. The law has not been passed and it should not be passed because the orphans deserve whatever chance they can get at a better life.
The status of this law proposal and the final guidelines will be determined by Russian President Vladimir V. Putin who can change the wording of the proposal and sign it into law. Although no decision has been made, it is important to express the concerns over an adoption ban in Russia. Ever since 1999, there have been over 45,000 adoptions from American parents. These adoptions may offer the orphans a better life and better opportunities. Taking that away from them simply because two countries cannot deal with one another’s policies shows how immature nations can be.
The new law that the United States just passed may have been interpreted as offensive by the Russian government, but punishing young and homeless children is not the answer. President Putin must not approve the adoption ban because it will only hurt them in the end. Furthermore, if the adoption ban passes, it will be one of the most anti-American acts executed by the Russian government. The decision will be a very important one for the future of the American and Russian relationship.
The decision on whether or not to approve the adoption ban is very important. Orphans should not suffer because the Russian government was offended by the new American law and thus, the adoption ban must not be approved.
Dear President Valdimir V. Putin,
I understand that the new American law which punishes Russian citizens for violating human rights may be interpreted as offensive and that you might feel the need to retaliate. However, by approving the adoption bill, you will be hurting the orphans directly. Ever since 1999, there have been 45,000 American adoptions, and by forbidding future adoptions, you are taking away homes from these children.
These children do not deserve to be punished for the way you might feel about the American law. Furthermore, this adoption ban will also negatively impact the relationship between the United States and Russia. I realize that there may also be repercussions for not supporting the adoption ban but you must really think about the bigger picture for your country and the children.
Do not approve the adoption ban.
[Your Name Here]