Russia Calls for Halt on U.S. Adoptions – NYTimes.com

Russia Calls for Halt on U.S. Adoptions – NYTimes.com: “Speaking to Artyom in both Russian and English, Mr. Astakhov asked him about his adoptive mother, Ms. Hansen. Artyom said she was “bad.”

“Did she hit you?” Mr. Astakhov asked.

Artyom said no, but then motioned to show that she had pulled his hair.

“Did you cry?” Mr. Astakhov asked.

“Yes,” Artyom said.

“You are a man, you shouldn’t cry,” Mr. Astakhov said.”

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