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April 12th, 2010
07:48 AM ET

Mother Sends Adopted Boy Back to Russia

A Tennessee family adopted a boy from Russia last year and didn’t quite get what it hoped for. The family says the boy behaved violently and psychotically and they began to fear for their safety. So the mom got online, found a lawyer and followed his instructions. Those instructions: put the boy on a plane to Russia with a note in his back pack saying he was a “troubled child.”

Russia’s now saying future adoptions by Americans are on hold.

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