U.S. officials will travel to Moscow soon to discuss the future of U.S.-Russian adoptions. Russia recently said it will suspend adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families after a Tennessee woman sent her adopted Russian son back to Moscow, all by himself. She sent a note saying the child had psychological problems and violent tendencies.
U.S officials appear optimistic the adoption issue can be resolved, and they say adoption cases are still moving forward.
There's no doubt adoption is a painstaking process. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talked with Dr. Amy Pakula of the Marcus International Adoption Center about the unique challenges of international adoptions.