Sorry Ma’am, All Adoptions Final
Ok, so last week a woman from Shelbyville, TN sent her adopted Russian son back to Russia. Couple things, first this is not made up. Second, WTF is wrong with people. The mother claims that the boy is “mentally unstable.” Well no shit, we’re talking about a Russian orphan suddenly finding himself in the “Walking Horse Capital of the World.” Not entirely sure anyone could properly adapt to that situation.
More than likely, we are NOT talking about The Good Son here, but the mother is not taking any chances. She decides the best course of action is to return the kid. Apparently following Amazon.com’s return policy, she simply places the child on an airplane back to Russia with a “this kid is crazy” note attached. Of course, this pisses Russia off. They can’t have a sudden influx of returned children, so now they are threatening to cut off all adoptions to the United States. There were 1600 adoptions from Russia to the U.S. last year (according to the National Council on Adoption), but Russia would rather just keep these kids than have to deal with another “batshit crazy” person from Shelbyville.
Look people, there has to be a solution here that is in the best interest of everyone. Obviously this woman should not be allowed access to children so remove her from the equation. The kid likely does have emotional or mental trauma, but there’s a good chance it can be treated and that he can be placed in a stable environment. Russia doesn’t want to hold on to 1,600 orphans annually, and the other 1,599 families who adopt these children should not be punished. Let’s just all settle down and reach a nice agreement, ok?