I just read the article about the Tennessee woman who sent her seven-year-old adopted Russian son back to Russia.....alone. I mean, come on! What is wrong with people?!?!
First of all, she chose to adopt this little boy! He had been in care in Russia and he was six years old at the time....of course he's going to have psychological problems! Anyone who has ever considered adoption from foster care or adoption of an older child from overseas should have considered the probability of that child needing counseling and probably counseling with a psychiatrist. It's a lot for a person to deal with. Hell, it's a lot for an adult to deal with....for a child it's a huge, astronomical, mountainous thing to deal with! And yet, this woman felt her child was dispensible. Oh, he's damaged goods....guess I'll take him back to the store! I certainly don't want any part of him! I only want a perfect child.
Things like this make me so angry! Now the Russian government is considering halting adoption of Russian children by US citizens and, frankly, who can really blame them? This woman put a seven-year-old on an international flight alone. Don't hand me that bull that "a flight attendant was watching him". Have you ever been on an international flight? I have. Those flight attendants are extremely busy! This was a baby traveling across the ocean and several countries alone. And yet again I repeat, WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??????
I am pleased to see that the mother is possibly facing child abandonment charges because, like it or not, she is that child's mother. That makes her responsible for his care and well-being. I don't know about you, but putting your kid on an international flight alone is not my idea of taking care of your child. And once you sign those papers, or push that baby out, or even take custody of a child, YOU ARE THEIR PARENT!!! You can't just say "Oh, I have a child who misbehaves. I don't want them anymore, so I'm no longer their parent." It just doesn't work that way.
I hope they convict her of abandonment. I hope she someday feels remorse for what she's done to an already scarred child. I hope that child can find someone who loves him for him.
I'm interested to know your opinions on this case. Do you think it's abandonment? Or do you think the mother had a right to do what she did?