RUSSIAN BOY RETURNED, Artyom Says Adoptive Mother Torry Hansen Told Me She Didn’t Love Me!!!
This weekend, the shock and outrage was felt around the world when Torry Hansen, callously sent her adopted seven year old boy on on a one way ticket back to Russia. Hansen, never advising the adoption agency who placed the Russian boy, that she was having problems. Never once asking local social services for help in dealing with the child’s “emotional problems” and never enrolling the child in school. Even more disturbing, never advising the orphanage where the Russian boy was adopted from, that she no longer wanted to be his mom. The only OTHER home the little Artyom had ever known.
Instead, she placed a note in the child’s backpack saying “I no longer wish to parent this child.” Returning the little boy as if he were an unwanted item at Target. Scared and confused, landing in Moscow, where a driver picked the child up and was taken to a government office and dumped on their doorstep. How could someone be so insensitive and cruel?
The adopted mother claims he had psychological issues, had emotional outbursts, and she was in fear of her life. She never once sought the expert advice of a child therapist, instead he was tossed back like an unwanted fish being returned to a ocean of uncertainty. Was Torry Hansen afraid that medical experts would disagree with her diagnosis? Did she have a change of heart and didn’t want anyone to challenge her decision? Was she afraid to be called a bad mom and be questioned about her treatment of the child?
The young Russian boy on the other hand tells a different story to authorities. Here is the boy’s translated interview in international news: “The house was near the cemetery, and I was always scared there. We never went anywhere. I was always at home playing with my brother; we were drawing and making figures from play dough. My mother was always saying she did not love me and only loved my brother, only my grandfather hugged me. I don’t want to go back to them, they pulled my hair and always yelled at me.”
It appears Torry Hansen, lacked the maturity and patience to be a real mother. A coward, who sent her own mother to do her dirty deeds. Now, she’s hiding from police in Tennessee who want to speak to her. In fact, Child Social Services is concerned about her own biological child Logan. They question whether or not he is being treated well.
Torry Hansen’s neighbors are perplexed by her actions. The neighbors’ sympathies seemed to be with the boy. A neighbor, Mr. Bailey, said he used to see him playing outside, riding a bicycle, running around with another boy around the same age. “It was typical kid stuff,” he said. He added that a wave and a quick hello were as close as he got to knowing the family.
Several other neighbors said the Hansen’s seemed somewhat disconnected from the community. The boy appeared to be home-schooled and the family did not go to the churches close by. It was hard to relate when so few details were known, they said, but even if Artyom threatened violence, as the Hansen’s claimed, residents said he should have been dealt with here, not shipped home like a faulty product.
“It’s shocking the community that he went all alone,” said Cheryl Clark, the owner of a small store walking distance from the Hansen’s home. “The adoption agency didn’t just throw him on a plane. They had someone with him. He’s still a baby.”
Artyom, now in protective custody in Russia, may get a second chance at a new life. It’s reported there are a couple of Russian families in Moscow interested in adopting the boy. For Torry and Nancy Hansen, hopefully they will face criminal charges and the district attorneys office will give both of them a one way ticket to a jail cell.