A reader writes:

Thank you for covering the new Russian law. There's been a huge outcry in the Russian blogosphere around this. Many people previously loyal to Putin have been speaking out against this. The law has been dubbed "The Herod's Law", referring to the Biblical king Herod, it is symbolic that Putin signed it on the day of the Massacre of the Innocents, December 28th.

Another asks: 

I am sure many will be horrified by this sentiment, but why do we Americans want these adoptions anyway? Are there not enough children in our country who need homes?