SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - On Thursday morning, a lawsuit filed against the adoptive mom who sent her adopted son back to his native Russia and her family could be settled.
A judge in Bedford County Circuit Court could dismiss the suit or send it to trial in January. If sent to trial, the judge may also rule on whether the 9-year old at the center of the controversy can be added as a plaintiff in this lawsuit.
In April 2010, Nancy Hansen put her daughter Torry Hansen's then 7-year old adopted son on a one way plane to Russia alone. With him, she sent a note from Torry, claiming the boy was mentally unstable and violent. Torry wrote that, for the safety of her family, friends, and self, she no longer wanted to parent the child.
Hansen's adoption agency, World Association for Children and Parents, filed a lawsuit against the Hansen's seeking child support. They said putting a child on a plane is not a legitimate way to annul an adoption and therefore makes her still the legal guardian.
The hearing is set for 11 a.m. Thursday. Hansen is not expected to be there.
The boy is said to be back in a Russian orphanage. It is said it's been difficult to place him in another home because of the trauma he's endured.