An article entitled “Shelbyville woman who sent boy back to Russia gets sued,” by Jennifer Brooks ran in today’s edition of the Gannett newspaper The Tennessean. An excerpt:
“A Shelbyville woman who put her adopted son on a one-way flight back to Russia is being sued for child support.
The agency that placed the 7-year-old Russian child with Torry Hansen filed suit, arguing that simply shipping the boy back to Moscow with a note pinned to his jacket does not terminate her parental rights.
Attorneys for both sides will meet at Bedford County Circuit Court this morning for a hearing that could stop the lawsuit in its tracks. If the court doesn’t grant the motion for dismissal, the case heads to trial Jan. 3.”