How to insult Russia

The boy, who was adopted in September from the town of Partizansk in eastern Russia, arrived in Moscow on a United Airlines flight on Thursday from Washington, with a written note from Hansen.

The note said: "This child is mentally unstable. He is violent and has severe psychopathic issues. I was lied to and misled by the Russian orphanage workers and director regarding his mental stability and other issues … After giving my best to this child, I am sorry to say that for the safety of my family, friends, and myself, I no longer wish to parent this child."

The story is here.  Russia has announced a desire to freeze adoptions to the United States.  About 1600 Russian babies are adopted to the United States each year, most of them with success; if there is one area where countries do not maximize expected value, it is adoption policy.


Comments for this post are closed