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Russian orphan on growing up in an American family


After an American woman sent her adopted Russian son back to the country of his birth last month, Russia put a hold on many adoptions to the US.

But many of the Russian orphans taken in by US families get the chance to live the American dream.

Abby Jones was adopted along with her brother Hayden by an American couple in 1999, when she was just three.

The family returned to the same Russian village in 2005 to adopt Lydia and Trevor, giving Abby and Hayden chance to see the life they once had.

Abby talks about growing up American, visiting her one-time home and what should happen now to the Russian children still living in orphanages in her home country.


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