The Undo Option for Adoptions? Adoptive Parent Sends Adopted Child, Alone on a Plane, Back to Russian Homeland

Tennessee Mother adopts little Boy from Russia.

Boy is allegedly aggressive and psychopathic and doesn’t bond with Mother and family.

Mother claims severity of Boy’s problems was not disclosed to her by Russians, a common complaint in adoptions out of orphanages and foster care.

Mother puts seven year old Boy, alone, on a plane bound back for Russia.

Russian authorities, not happy, freeze adoptions to US and urge more federal oversight of post-adoption family adjustment.

Americans have adopted some 50,000 children from Russia over the last twenty years. Only a handful have earned the attention of Russian authorities after the children arrived in ths US.

Read more in:

  1. this New York Times editorial: A Safe, Loving Home

  2. this CBS Evening News article: To Russia, Without Love

  3. this New York Times article: Adoption Freeze Urged After Boy Returned to Russia

  4. this New York Times article: Russia Calls for Halt on US Adoptions