Woman Wants To Pay Less Child Support

Torry Hansen

An American woman who sent her adopted Russian son back to Moscow is appealing court-ordered child support for him because she said she cannot afford to pay $1,000 a month. Torry Hansen, who currently lives in Redding, Calif., filed a notice of appeal Tuesday after a judge in Tennessee last month upheld his decision to order her to pay $150,000 in child support. Hansen was living in Shelbyville in April 2010 when she sent the young boy back to Russia with a letter that said he had violent behavior problems and she no longer wanted to be his mother. In the court records, Hansen says she is unemployed and has no income and asks the court to halt the child support while the case is appealed.