A year after Russia imposed a ban on adoptions by Americans, some affected U.S. families are reluctantly looking elsewhere to adopt. But not Renee and John Thomas of Minnetrista, Minn., who adopted 8-year-old Jack Thomas from Russia in 2008.
For the fifth straight year, it was Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. And it appears that all the charitable giving was more than the website could handle. So many people went to the website to donate, that it crashed around 1 p.m. Thursday.
For years, Minnesota families have opened their hearts and homes to hundreds of orphans from Russia.