Gay family from Moscow with adopted children left Russia

Gay family from Moscow with adopted children left Russia

All four went on vacation but are afraid to return because of the criminal case.

A same-sex family with two adoptive sons, because of whom the ICR initiated a criminal case against social security officers, went on vacation abroad and is afraid to return, the men's lawyer Maxim Olenichev told Interfax.

According to the lawyer, his clients follow the news and by the end of the vacation will decide whether to return to the Russian Federation.

On July 19, the police broke into the family’s apartment and conducted searches. The social workers who allowed boys to be adopted by the same-sex family were suspected of negligence. Human rights activists and in social security authorities said that they take good care of children. The investigation believes that raising a same-sex couple harms the boys “health, moral and spiritual development.”

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