Russian Family Offers to Take in Boy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian children's rights official says three families have come forward and asked to adopt a boy who was sent back to his native Russia by his adoptive American family.

The mother of the Tennessee woman who adopted the 7-year-old says the boy's violent episodes -- which culminated in a threat to burn the family's home to the ground -- terrified them.

The family put the boy on a plane by himself and sent him back to Russia.

Now, outraged officials in that country are calling for a halt to adoptions by Americans, and authorities are investigating.

Nancy Hansen says her daughter -- a 33-year-old unmarried nurse -- only wanted to have a family.

She says Russian orphanage officials lied to her daughter about
the boy "because they wanted to get rid of him."

She says when the skinny boy was brought to his new home in
Tennessee in September, he seemed happy. She says the behavioral
problems began soon after.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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