At first this sounds like a major overreaction by Russia. One whacked out lady sends a kid back to mother Russia by himself and ALL adoptions have to be put on hold? More thorough screening, sure. But suspending all adoptions? Lunacy, right?
But the story talks about Russian kids who have been abused and killed after being adopted into the US. That's kind of an issue.
And apparently, there is a real lack of substantive procedures in any sort of agreement between the two countries on how to handle some of this stuff. Hmmmmmmmmm.
Maybe the Russians aren't being so kooky here?