Artem Justin Hansen (Artyom Saveliev)

Seven-year-old boy, adopted from Russia by Torry Ann Hansen, in 2009, was sent to Moscow by his adoptive mother. The boy was put on an airplane without any supervision, with a note for the Russian Ministry of Education, stating the adoptive mother returned the boy to Russian guardianship and wants to see the adoption annulled.

Prior to his adoption, Artem lived in Partizansk Detskie Dom in Primorsky Krai.

Date: 2010-04-08


Shelbyville, Tennessee
United States
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U.S. Mom Appeals Child Support for Boy Sent Back to Russia2012-08-17
Judge upholds child support in Russian adoption2012-07-14
US woman who sent back Russian boy to pay $150,0002012-05-18
Hunt for American woman who dumped adopted Russian twins on freezing street with just a note saying: 'I've given them up' Read 2012-03-12
Tenn. mom who sent boy to Russia must pay support2012-03-07
Torry Hansen doesn't appear for deposition2012-02-23
BREAKING: Hansen ordered to give deposition in child support case2012-02-01
Artyom Savelyev has a home2012-01-10
Tennessee woman who sent adopted child back to Russia wants court hearings closed2011-11-21
Hearing set for mom who returned son to Russia2011-10-26
15 Months Later, Boy Rejected by U.S. Mother Lives in Orphanage2011-07-28
Russia to seek adoption payment, annulment2011-01-18
Status conference set for Hansen situation 2010-10-08
Documents 'fudged' because of concerns about Russian response2010-08-22
Who Will Write the End to Russian Orphan's Story?2010-07-02
Agency asks court if Russian boy was abused2010-05-11
Congressional letter to President Medvedev2010-04-23
Russia, U.S. talks set on adoption suspension2010-04-23
Adoption tragedy strikes twice for Russian driver2010-04-16
Adoption tragedy Strikes twice for Russian Driver2010-04-16
U.S. gets no official notice of suspension of adoptions from Russia2010-04-16
Returned Russian Adoptee Celebrates 8th Birthday2010-04-16
Suspending Adoption Is Not the Answer2010-04-15
Russia halts all adoptions to U.S.2010-04-15
Adoption case stays in 'limbo'2010-04-15
State Dept: No suspension of adoptions from Russia2010-04-15
Local investigators hope to talk with Hansens and Russian child2010-04-14
WACAP statement: Child Returned to Russia FAQ’s2010-04-13
Mother in Adoption Scandal Was Trying for Second Child2010-04-13
Adoption Agency Lost Contact with Shelbyville Mother in March2010-04-13
We Are The Truth, A Campaign and Call to Action2010-04-12
Rusland: terugsturen 7-jarige is 'de druppel' (Dutch article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Gutt (7) sendt i retur til Moskva av sin amerikanske adoptivmor (Norwegian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Un baietel rus adoptat în SUA, trimis înapoi cu un bilet: "Nu îl mai vrem" (Romanian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Chinese article about Hansen case2010-04-10
Rusya çocuklarini ABD'ye vermek istemiyor (Turkish article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Adoptivsohn allein nach Russland zurückgeschickt (German article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Rusia Marah, Bocah Adopsi Dipulangkan dari AS Seorang Diri (Indonesian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Posvojila, nato zavrgla otroka (Slovanian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Une Américaine renvoie en Russie l’enfant qu’elle avait adopté (French article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Avó envia neto adotivo de volta para a Rússia (Brazilian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
U.S. public organization shocked by Russian adoptive child incident2010-04-10
In Tenn., Reminders of a Boy Returned to Russia2010-04-10
Adoptive mother delays meeting with sheriff as furor explodes2010-04-10
Mor vil ikke have mig (Danish article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Mãe americana 'devolve' à Rússia rapaz adoptado (Portugese article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Vietnamese article about Hansen case2010-04-10
Dorosli po raz kolejny zawiedli (Polish article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
TN mom's return of adopted son to Russia ignites furor2010-04-10
Grandmother: Boy terrorized adoptive family in US2010-04-10
Lithuanian article about Hansen case2010-04-10
Rusia paraliza las adopciones con EEUU tras la devolución de un niño adoptado (Spanish article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Adoptiezoon naar afzender (Belgian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Hungarian article about Hansen case2010-04-10
Sending adopted child back to Russia monstrous: Medvedev2010-04-10
Niño adoptado fue enviado solito de vuelta a Rusia (Chilean article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
'Average Little Boy' or Menace? Witness Describes 7-Year-Old's Trip Back to Russia2010-04-10
Adotta un bimbo in Russia poi ci ripensa (Italian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Adopta un chico de siete años, pero lo devuelve (Argentinian article about Hansen case)2010-04-10
Renton agency caught in Russian adoption scandal2010-04-09
Story of Artem Justin Hansen: How I Became Involved in an International Adoption Scandal2010-04-09
US Mother Returns Adopted Russian Boy like Pair of Shoes2010-04-09
NCFA Reacts to News of Adopted Child Returned to Russia 2010-04-09
Tenn. mother 'returns' adopted kid to Russia2010-04-09
Russia halts work of U.S. adoption agency over returned boy2010-04-09
JCICS: Statement about Artem Justin Hansen case2010-04-09
Adoptive mother delays meeting with sheriff as furor explodes2010-04-09
Fury as U.S. woman adopts Russian boy, 7, then sends him back alone with note saying: 'I don't want him anymore'2010-04-09
Russia Calls for Freeze on U.S. Adoptions2010-04-09
Artyom,7, sattes på flyget med en lapp om halsen (Swedish article about Hansen case)2010-04-09
Picking up Artem Savelyev, agency may be denied accreditation2010-04-09
Boy sent back to Russia; adoption ban urged2010-04-09
Adoption freeze urged after boy returned to Russia2010-04-09
American parents send adopted 7-year-old back to Russia – by himself2010-04-08
Letter Torry Hansen

the sad other side of all this

after bringing the child home where would she go for help?

She probably had insurance, but what would have that gotten her?  some bad advice and probably meds for her and her son

Public DSS would not have given any help

She would have probably ran across the RAD cult without looking too far; if she had them money she probably would have tried that... so then the kid would have been exposed to bottle feedings, and as bad as months of isolation, diaper changings, etc...  being spoon fed for months... or at the worst been living in boot camp like conditions where he would have to earn the right to be loved.... 

she'd of probably ran into criminal charges anyway if placing him with DSS, which she will probably get now

She could  have re-home through the RAD cult or through

but there really isn't any help out there




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