Latvia Bans Child Adoption By US CItizens - Member Of Parliament

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Latvia's parliament on Thursday passed new amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Children Rights, under which American citizens would no longer be able to adopt Latvian children, member of parliament Artuss Kaimins told Sputnik on Thursday.

The bill, banning intercountry adoption from countries that did not ratify the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, was supported by 59 lawmakers, with 18 voting against, two abstaining. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2022.