Lawyer: Returned Russian Boy Artyom Savelyev Back in Orphanage
Larry Crain, an attorney who works for the World Association for Children and Parents, said 8-year-old Artyom Savelyev is awaiting adoption by another family, according to multiple reports.
In April, the boy's adoptive mother, Torry Hansen of Shelbyville, Tenn., sparked a minor international crisis when she sent the boy on a plane back to Russia by himself, along with a note that read, "I no longer want to parent this child." Hansen said she was overwhelmed by the boy's psychological problems.
Russian adoptions to the United States were frozen as officials in Russia and the U.S. worked to create new and stricter guidelines on the adoption process. Last week, AOL News reported that a tentative agreement between the countries had finally been reached.
Crain told The Associated Press that another Tennessee woman has asked to be the child's guardian.