US woman appeals child support for adopted Russian
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – An American woman who sent her adopted Russian son back to Moscow on a one-way flight is appealing court-ordered child support for him, saying she cannot afford to pay $1,000 a month.
Torry Hansen, who now lives in Redding, Calif., filed a notice of appeal Tuesday after a judge last month in Tennessee upheld his decision to order her to pay $150,000 in child support.
Hansen was living in Shelbyville in April 2010 when she sent then 7-year-old Artyom Saveliev back to Russia with a letter stating he had behavioral problems and she didn't want him anymore.
In court records, Hansen says she is unemployed and has no income and asks the court to halt the child support while the case is appealed.