PowerLinks – 01.09.13

January 09, 2013 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks – 01.09.13

Man Offers Own Mountain Of Proof Against Russia’s U.S. Adoption Ban Richard Solash, Radio Free Europe D’Jamoos is one of several disabled U.S. adoptees from Russia who have taken on activist roles in recent weeks, protesting their birth country’s ban on American adoptions. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks – 01.08.13

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