This “endorsement” by the Orthodox Church is nothing but a political move and has nothing to do with morality of any kind.
I don’t see Russians running forward to adopt these kids.
It’s disgusting that the good bishop really thinks it’s better to let them languish in the miserable state orphanages, where the treatment is so bad that the children are literally driven mad, than to let them be adopted by Americans.
I think you’re right. Also, Russia had (still has?) one of the highest abortion rates in the caucasian world, so what’s the point? Russia is imploding population wise like Europe and the remainder of the West, maybe banning abortion, limiting or getting rid of contraception, promoting marriage and families might do the trick, like it did for centuries before. Nah, who cares, right?
Maybe Kirill, Putin’s court Patriarch, can sell his $30,000 watch and give the proceeds to improve the conditions in the Russian orphanages.