Of course it has been difficult at times — she's a child, after all — but it never once occurred to us to "return" our daughter to Russia. The moment an adopted child touches down on American soil, they are an American citizen. If there are problems after that — even if the child is "psychotic" or violent — it has to be dealt with by the parents and American organizations (and authorities, if necessary). An adopted child has no business going back to Russia except to visit.
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