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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, July 23, 2012

Child Support Due in Returned Adoptee Case

From CNN:

The American woman who sent her adopted son back to Russia must pay $150,000 in child support, a Tennessee judge reaffirmed Friday.

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.

The United States and Russia last year signed an agreement to strengthen procedural safeguards for adoptions following the 2010 incident.

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.

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Well first off, the American woman, in my opinion should be imprisoned in the Tenessee Federal Penitentiary for a period of time not less than two years because she recklessly endangered the life of seven year old child. Secondly, if the law of land says that she is to pay $150,000.00 child support then so be it. Other parents who are ordered to pay such a large amount of child support might recieve some sympathy from me, but not her.

Posted by: Divorce Forms | Jul 23, 2012 7:19:13 AM

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