The State Duma plans to ban adoption by people from countries where gender can be changed

The State Duma plans to ban adoption by people from countries where gender can be changed

The State Duma has prepared amendments banning the adoption of a child for foreign citizens if gender change is allowed in their country. About it reported Head of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Vasily Piskarev. The State Duma also plans to introduce genetic testing for foreigners, including Ukrainians, who want to remove children from child care institutions in the annexed regions.

“In this regard, we have developed a bill that proposes to prohibit the adoption of a child for foreign citizens if their state allows gender reassignment, both through the production of appropriate documents and through the use of medical and all kinds of forms of intervention,” said Vasily Piskarev.

Introduce such a ban in July suggested Patriarchal Commission for Family, Protection of Motherhood and Childhood. You can change your gender in 67 countries, including Iran, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, Turkey, and Thailand.

Vasily Piskarev argues that such a ban is completely justified, since it cannot be guaranteed that an adopted child will not end up in a same-sex family if one of the parents changes gender. “At the same time, I would like to note that by introducing this ban on the adoption of such children by foreign citizens, in fact, we are introducing a ban on the adoption of children by NATO countries, since most countries that allow adoption and same-sex marriage are NATO countries,” noted Mr. Piskarev .

Vasily Piskarev also announced the preparation of amendments on mandatory genetic examination for foreign citizens, including Ukrainians, who want to take their children from special children's institutions in regions annexed to Russia. “We could introduce these bills from all members of our commission. And since we all represent different factions here, our legislative intervention in these, in my opinion, very important issues will be very effective,” the deputy added.

In July, the State Duma adopted a law banning gender change at will (the ban applies to both primary and secondary sexual characteristics). The law also includes an amendment that prohibits people who have changed their gender marker from adopting children.

US citizens were banned from adopting children from Russia in 2012 (this ban is known as the “Dima Yakovlev Law”). In August 2022, a law banning adoption to families from “unfriendly” countries was introduced to the State Duma. In the explanatory note of the bill it was said, that the transfer of children to “unfriendly” countries is “a blow to the future of the nation”, since “the 'collective West' is destroying traditional values.” However, this initiative didn't support presidential council.

Read more in the publication "Kommersant" “What you are born with is what you will need”.

Anastasia Larina

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