Woman Who Returned Adopted Russian Boy Faces Suit

By Salon Staff

Published January 24, 2012 2:09AM (EST)

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A March trial has been scheduled in a child support lawsuit against an American woman who sent her adopted son back to Russia alone on a plane with a note saying she didn't want to be his mother anymore.

The adoptive mother, Torry Hansen, is being sued by her adoption agency, World Association for Children and Parents, for child support. Hansen was living in Shelbyville in April 2010 when she sent the boy, then 7, back to Moscow with a note stating he had psychological problems.

Trial is scheduled March 27 in Shelbyville's circuit court, Judge F. Lee Russell's office said.

Hansen has not been criminally charged. The incident drew international attention and prompted new adoption agreements between the U.S. and Russia.

Salon Staff

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