International Adoption in Illinois


The Russian government recently instituted a controversial ban on adoptions to the United States. Outcry from both families in the middle of the adoption process with Russia and families who have previously adopted from the country has been harsh.

This hour on Focus, host Craig Cohen talks Kris McClelland, a mother from Peoria who has adopted two boys from Siberia, Russia, about her experiences in Russian orphanages and as an adoptive mother. We’ll also be joined by Director of Adoption for Illini Christian Ministries Maria Gocke and Russian Program Director for Christian World Adoption Anya Rutherford to talk about the adoption process and the politics involved.