Heather and Aaron Whaley just wanted to start a family with a four-year-old Russian girl nicknamed Addie who they found on the Internet but have yet to see in person.
This undated image courtesy of Heather (L) and Aaron Whaley shows the couple posing for a photograph. The Whaleys are among several US couples whose pending adoptions of Russian children are in limbo after President Vladimir Putin signed legislation barring Americans from adopting Russian youngsters.
Never did they expect to find themselves caught up in a souring of relations between Moscow and Washington over human rights.
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