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Couple in international tug-of-war over over child

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Long Island couple on Thursday is finding themselves in the middle of an international tug-of-war over a child that they are hoping to adopt from Russia.

Maria and Yvan Drewinsky say they have already developed a bond with the 5-year-old boy.

As first-generation Russian-Americans, they planned to raise him with Russian traditions.

However, like dozens of couples across America, they are now in limbo. This comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to sign a law barring Americans from adopting Russian children.

Some believe that the ban is Russia's relation for US Human Rights Sanctions.

The Drewinskys say they don't know how they will break the news to the child that he may not be coming to live with them after all.

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