NASHVILLE, Tennessee — An American woman who sent her adopted Russian son to Moscow alone on a plane with a note saying she didn't want him anymore is facing a lawsuit over child support, which is scheduled for trial in March.
Torry Hansen refused to cooperate with investigators after the boy, then 7, reached Russia in April 2010 with a note stating he had psychological problems. She was never charged criminally, but her adoption agency filed a lawsuit in Tennessee, where she was then living, seeking child support.
The suit is scheduled for trial March 27 in a Shelbyville court.
Hansen had no immediate comment. Her mother, Nancy Hansen, told The Associated Press that her daughter has refused to answer questions sought by attorneys, but a judge will determine whether to compel answers.
The incident drew international attention and prompted new adoption agreements between the United States and Russia.