The more information that I find out about this story the crappier that Torry Hansen and Nancy Hansen are looking…
Artyom Savelyev, the seven-year-old adopted son of Tory Ann Hansen, an American, flew unaccompanied from Washington to Moscow on Thursday. The boy carried with him a note from his adoptive mother that began “To Whom It May Concern”. She was sending the child back. Artyom was taken to the airport by his ten-year-old brother. He had to change planes on his way to Moscow. He is currently being examined at a Moscow hospital. He described how his adoptive mother treated him to RIA Novosti.
A 7-year-old adopted boy being sent back to Russia alone by his American family seemed like “an average little boy who wanted to play,” a person on board the boy’s plane to Moscow told ABC News……
“He was very anxious and very active,” the person said. “He wanted to sing a Spider-Man song quite a bit. We sang with him in the back of the plane. We tried to keep him occupied. He was quite active — not running about, not disturbing anyone. He was very obedient. He sat when [asked].
“He drew some cartoon pictures of an airplane with passengers waving,” the witness on the flight added. “He drew another picture with crayon of something similar.” (Link)
I checked to be sure the boy’s seat belts were fastened and we left. Overwhelmed with a feeling of responsibility, I pressed the button to lock the doors as we stopped in front of turnpikes to pay for parking and leave the airport. The boy did well and was comfortable in the back seat. Despite the compact size of my car he had a lot of space, so he took toys and pencils out of his backpack and showed them to me. On the way into the city, I tried to speak to him in English, looking at him through the rear view mirror. The boy was in a good mood, and even tried to draw with his pencils. Artem liked a lot of the cars he saw in the city (but I didn’t) and he would occasionally get something from the package and show off the toys he had. He often said, “It’s from America. Do you have anything like this here, in Russia?” The boy told me about American big trucks, showing their size with his arms. We even sang the English alphabet, as they do in school. (Link)
Wait a moment, so grown adults, send a child on their way, on their own, scared and vulnerable back to a country which he isn’t usd to, unsupervised..and HE is the mentally unstable one????