boy returned by adoptive mother
News 9th April 2010
seven-year-old boy has been returned by plane to Moscow from the US by
his adoptive mother with a note saying she 'could not handle him'.
note attached to the boy said his adoptive mother could not care for the
boy any longer and was very sorry, but had to send him back.
Hansen adopted the boy six months ago.
then he had lived in the orphanage of Partizansk in Russia's Primorsk
region. Reportedly he was a well-behaved, healthy boy and never caused
Moscow airport this morning, the boy was taken to a central Moscow
police station, but then was taken to a hospital for medical
examination. He was said to be in a state of shock.
ombudsman for children's rights, Pavel Astakhov, is investigating the
yet, nobody seems to have been able to reach Ms Hansen, his adoptive
are also being asked as to ho the boy was allowed to board the plane on
his own by American Airlines.
issue of US couples adopting Russian children has become controversial
in Russia in recent years, following the deaths of two children in
separate incidents in Virginia.
2006, Peggy Sue Hilt was sentenced to 25 years in prison for beating to
death a two-year-old girl from Siberia she had adopted.
years later, a 21-month-old boy died of heatstroke after his adoptive
father left him in his car for nine hours in the sun.
Harrison, 49, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a court
accepted that he had forgotten the boy was in the car and had driven to
his office without dropping his son at daycare.
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