No refunds: Returned ‘defective’ Russian boy costs adoptive mother $150,000 in child support
Woman who returned Russian boy must pay child support
From Martin Savidge, CNN
July 14, 2012
Torry Hansen’s attorney, Ed Yarbrough, told CNN he will file a motion within a few weeks asking the court to modify or terminate the support, which was first ordered earlier this year.
Artyem Saveliev, adopted from a Russian orphanage, was put on a plane back to Moscow. The Shelbyville, Tennessee, family claimed they feared for their safety after a series of violent episodes from the boy, then 7.
In the letter, Hansen said the boy was “mentally unstable,” and said she had been misled about his mental condition.
In May, the World Association for Children and Parents said Artyem is still a U.S. citizen and under Tennessee law Hansen is legally considered to be his mother.
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