This is an interesting article. Also within the article there is a link to a segment on the Today Show which is interesting. I find the beginning minute or so of that segment completely maddening!!
NYT: Russia orphanage offers love, not families - The New York Times- msnbc.com http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36933493/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/from/toolbar
Perhaps an insightful comment from the article is this quote from an advocacy group chairman...
“The system has one goal, which is to preserve itself,” said Boris L. Altshuler, chairman of Right of the Child, an advocacy group in Moscow, and a member of a Kremlin advisory group.
“That is why the process of adoption in Russia is like going through the circles of hell,” he said. “The system wants these children to remain orphans.”