Seriously, I'd threaten to burn her house down with her in it if she'd dragged me around by the hair too!Nancy Hansen said a social worker checked on the boy in January and reported to Russian authorities that there were no problems. But after that, the grandmother said incidents of hitting, kicking, spitting began to escalate, along with threats.
"He drew a picture of our house burning down and he'll tell anybody that he's going to burn our house down with us in it," she told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "It got to be where you feared for your safety. It was terrible."
Warning sign? Did she just ignore it?She said the boy was very skinny when they picked him up, and he told them he had been beaten with a broom handle at the orphanage.
I understand why the Russians want an agreement between them & a country that has issues with adopted children, hell, animals are exported with more than is currently available & these are human beings that we're talking about.
They're saying that 1600 Russian/US adoptions, I assume per year? Surely three child deaths out of that is 3 too many?
Since he was beaten in the orphanage (and maybe brutalised?), obviously his life with his bio-mom wasn't great & then he gets this kind of adopted parent? Is there any wonder that he reacts like this? A lot of violent behaviour is learnt... from guardians or parents or parent's boyfriends/girlfriends, etc.... I for one am totally unsurprised at his behaviour & contrary to some beliefs, beating a kid isn't going to make his stop its just going to teach him that it hurts & to get a punch in first.