By Sam Preston
A woman from Tennessee sent back her recently adopted 7-year-old son from Russia with a note saying her was mentally ill, the Press said, causing Russia to block future U.S. adoptions, both sources said.
This is sad news for couples such as Rick and Barb Durig of Minneapolis, who have plans to fly to Russia next week to meet the three daughters they were planning to adopt, the Tribune said.
But the Durigs are not alone, as the recent suspension by Russia has postponed the asoption process for thousands of couples across the United States, the Tribune said.
But Senator Klobuchar has been has been lobbying the State Department to resolve the issue before adoptions such as the Durigs' get delayed or even canceled, the Tribune said, by pushing the federal government to focus on post-adoption services.