PROGRESS AND HOPE, BUT STILL NO FAMILY

Date: 2007-12-09

St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) - December 9, 2007

PROGRESS AND HOPE, BUT STILL NO FAMILY ADOPTED BOY WHO WAS RETURNED TO UKRAINE IS STILL IN DULUTH FACILITY

When Washington County authorities heard the story, they were shocked. A Lakeland couple who had adopted a troubled 7-year-old Ukrainian boy apparently had returned him to his native country. County officials worked for a year to bring the boy back to Minnesota. Finally, a Ukrainian court cleared the way, and a Washington County social worker flew to Ukraine and retrieved the boy in December 2006.In the year since, the boy, now 13, finally has found a modicum of stability. After...

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