Mother sends adopted son back to Russia

A registered nurse from Tennessee adopted a boy from Russia. This week, she put the child, now 7 years old, on a flight back to Moscow, with a note saying she could no longer care for him. The mother said he “is violent and has severe psychopathic issues,” and that she “was lied to and misled by the Russian orphanage workers” about his problems.

Read Russia calls for halt on U.S. adoptions after return of boy, in the New York Times.

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Ox Drover profoundly wrote :

“Setting our own boundaries for how we will allow others to treat us is all we can do, and if the others will not treat us honestly and kindly, then we have no choice—NC is the only option for us to have a healthy relationship with ourselves”


First, we have to recognize what unacceptable treatment is…then we have to ACT on it — No contact. With certain people we cannot wait around for them to change and there is nothing we can do that will make them change. They believe they are entitled to treat others badly. They wont change. All we can do is say enough and get away AND STAY AWAY.

Its up to us to set our own boundaries -confidently, fearlessly, and with 100% certainty of what we deserve. One and Done.

I believe this is the answer when overcoming a relationship with ANY toxic person in our life.

When Gavin DeBecker said the following yesterday, it stuck with me:

Emotional/physical abuse — Once – a victim. Twice – a volunteer.

Great Post/Repost Learning. Some stuff is profound enough to bear repeating.

thank you, Buttons and Witty for your posts re: Pinky. He is acting just fine, and I’ve resolved not to worry. He’s a happy kitty and I’m sure he’s fine. Thanks so much for your concern. It means a lot. 🙂 , Kim

He crossed paths with evil twice. It rocks a person’s world. I feel for him.

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