Interesting article in the Globe and Mail and Canada, Russia, Adoption, and someone called Sergei Magnititsky.
A couple of interesting sections:
However, the swiftness of the Russian retaliation to the U.S. legislation has sparked concerns over the application of similar measures against adoptions by Canadians. Jennifer Damiano has already met the 19-month-old child that she and her husband, Bert Lee, are hoping to adopt from Russia. She is worried by the possibility that Canada will follow the U.S. lead and use existing legislation against Russian officials.
“I hope and pray they do not use existing laws to pass something that would negatively affect all prospective parents in the process of adopting from Russia,” she said.
Ms. Damiano said her husband holds U.S. citizenship, which could complicate the planned adoption. Ms. Damiano said she hopes that Mr. Lee’s pending Canadian citizenship will be expedited to allow the couple to adopt as Canadians.
So we actually have some have someone who is a US Citizen in Canada who would appear to be in the process probably with legal assistance of getting expedited approval for Canadian citizenship.