ABC News (and every other media outlet) reported the following story this week:
"Torry Hansen of Shelbyville, Tenn., put 7-year-old Artyem Saviliev -- renamed Justin Artyem Hansen in the U.S. -- on a plane to Moscow's Domodedovo airport with a note in his pocket saying she was returning him, that the boy had severe psychological problems and that the orphanage had lied about his condition.
"I no longer wish to parent this child," the note read, calling the boy a liability.
"This child is mentally unstable." Hansen wrote to the Russian Ministry of Education. "He is violent and has severe psychopathic issues/behaviours. I was lied to and misled by the Russian Orphanage workers and director regarding his mental stability and other issues."
Russia has put a halt on all Russian adoptions to parents in the USA until an agreement about parental obligations is ironed out between the two countries.
In a related story, also covered by ABC News, Melissa and Tony Wescott are facing a similar dilemma. They claim to be afraid of their adopted son and are trying to change Oklahoma law so that they can return him to foster care.
"He tried to burn our home down. The note said, 'I'm sorry you had to die,'" Melissa Wescott told "Good Morning America."
She said she and her husband have found butcher knives under his mattress and lighters hidden in his bedroom.
Thoughts, comments, feelings, opinions?
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