Russia - Maria Bednova
Larisa and Oleg Dushko were told their child died after birth. Larisa's father was concerned that a handicapped child would ruin his name, so he had the child declared dead and transferred to a Baby Home in Stavropol where she was adopted.
Number of children: 1
Organizations: Stavropol Baby Home
Organizations: Cradle of Hope Adoption Center (CHAC or COH)
Persons: Sidor Ivanov (grandfather, Interior Ministry official), Zhermena Sukhina (gynecologist), Anatoly Sukhina (head doctor)
|Adoption Brings Joy to One Family, Pain to Another||2001-02-18|