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Italians allowed to adopt from Belarus again

Procedures had been stalled for years

26 February, 19:58
Italians allowed to adopt from Belarus again (ANSA) - Rome, February 26 - Italy's new foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, announced on Wednesday that Italians would once again be able to adopt children from Belarus after a suspension on procedures was lifted. All adoptions from the country had been blocked for several years.

The issue had been brought to the attention of President Giorgio Napolitano by families affected and successfully resolved through confidential talks over a period of several months between former foreign minister Marta Dassù and her Belarusian counterpart Alena Kupchnya.