"I think it's vengeful," said Kitty Kelley. "I think it's a slap at America and it's an unfortunate one because it hurts the children."
Kitty Kelley knows both people who are adopted and who have adopted children. She says there's more to it than politics.
"Once you hold that baby in your arms, that baby becomes yours. There's no adopting. It's just you have a child. You become a family."
"There are children that need homes," said Jack Delashmet. "I happen to have two friends in Sag Harbor, New York, who've adopted a girl twelve years ago from Russia and they have a beautiful family. There's no telling what would've happened to her if they hadn't. I just think it's ridiculous in this day and time."
Putin has supported this ban saying Russia should care for its own children.
Daniel Petruso is the executive director of Friday's Child Adoption Services in Winchester.
He has done adoption work across the globe.
"The children who come from Russia, there has to be a statement in their record that no Russian family has expressed an interest in that child before they can be adopted by Americans," said Daniel.
"A lot of my gay couples friends have adopted children and it's enriched their lives and they've given homes to children or they've had children of their own," said Daniel. "I think all children need a home."
Critics of the bill say Russian orphanages are overcrowded and that adoptions by Russian families remain modest.
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