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Published: 10 June, 2011, 12:35



Child abuse scandal erupts as Russia and US negotiate adoption agreement

Russia’s children’s ombudsman has accused the US of covering up the story of a Russian girl who was allegedly raped by her American adoptive father.

Ksenia was born a sick child, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reports. In addition to a cleft palate, the girl had problems with her central nervous system and cardiovascular system.  She had delayed physical development and at six years old she was only 87 centimeters tall and weighed 11 kilograms. Her biological mother handed her over to the orphanage when she was five, because of her health problems.

But Ksenia’s diagnoses did not scare Martha-Annette from America. She saw the girl in a database of Russian children up for adoption and liked the girl from first sight. Martha had been raising her one biological child and three adopted children alone. Ksenia became her forth adopted child in 2001.  Her new mother promised Ksenia a happy life with her family.  

But in 2009, the adoptive mother refused custody, and Ksenia was handed over to her sister’s family.

“Ksenia was a normal kid, not mentally challenged. She had some difficulties with speaking, like all kids with such illness like cleft palate, but after the operation she took lessons with a speech therapist. In addition, in a single report, which was sent to us from America six months after the adoption, it was said that the girl lived in good conditions, took part in different hobby groups, and had already begun to speak English.  We all were very happy for Ksenia,” the head of the orphanage Leonid Lokotosh said.

Personnel from the orphanage where Ksenia had been raised for six years were shocked when they discovered that the new adoptive father, Mike, had allegedly regularly raped the child.

“It is hard to believe, that the stepfather could do that to the girl,” says Valentina Buneeva, the deputy director of the orphanage.  She says that since1984 when the orphanage started its work, it is the first time one of their children have been in such a situation.
Police arrested the man in 2010. He admitted to having sex with the girl and insisted it was consensual. His lawyer provided documents from migration services in the Russian region Kemerovo, where Ksenia was born, which stated she was 16 years old. In the US state of Georgia, where the family lives, the age of consent is 16.

“According to our information, Ksenia was born in October in 1994,” – Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper cited Local department of Federal Migration Service’s spokesperson. “We do not know which documents American lawyers have, but falsification from our side is impossible. We are working on the ground of submitted documents."

Russian children’s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, who was visiting the US as part of the Medvedev-Obama workgroup for a new agreement to strengthen the adoption process, says the documents were clearly forged. The girl was actually 15 when the alleged sex crimes were committed. Russian authorities learned about the ongoing investigation only in June 2011.

“Apparently, we would have never learned about Ksenia’s tragedy, if there were no forged birth documents in the criminal case,” Astakhov said.

“The Russian consulate and the presidential ombudsman for children’s rights have taken the case under scrutiny and are very concerned with the situation, especially since the new bilateral Russia-US agreement on adoption has not been signed yet,” the official’s press service said.

Moscow and Washington are in negotiation over an adoption agreement, which would regulate the adoption of Russian children by US citizens. Moscow insists it should have more rights to monitor what happens to the children after the adoption.

The need for such an agreement became clear after Russia banned American families from adopting Russian children on April 2010, following several high-profile scandals involving such families.

The agreement is expected to be signed in mid-July, according to Astakhov. It will give Russia legal ground to learn about the well-being and possible abuse of some 60,000 children, who have been adopted in the US over the past 18 years, he said.

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Raped Russian orphan to be isolated at children's rancho in USA

20.06.2011

American juvenile Themis is thinking what to do with a raped orphan from Russia. Ksenia Antonova, who was abused by her adoptive American father, after the cancellation of the adoption will not be returned to Russia. Until she turns 21, she is likely to be contained in the area for "troubled teenagers" and then released, with no support from anyone and any future prospects.

A resident of the State of Georgia Michael Gizmor who raped his adopted daughter from Russia, no longer has the right to raise her. While the state police is working on the rapist "father", American juvenile authorities are thinking what to do with his former daughter. The adoption of the girl has been nulled for the second time. Ksenia is recognized as a troubled teenager, and, for objective reasons, has no prospect of getting into someone's "good hands".

Ksenia is now 17 years old. She is not a child any longer, but an adult with a complex life and a broken psyche. American families willingly adopt young orphans, albeit from disadvantaged families. Even from Russia, which many ordinary Americans think of as a "terribly underdeveloped country." Older Russian children however are often not wanted. If the U.S. authorities do not send them to their homeland, they are placed in an institution for troubled teens, simply put, to a reservation.

Pavel Astakhov, Russian ombudsman for Children's Rights, said that the Americans intend to place Ksenia into such a reservation. In the words of the ombudsman, a "ranch for troubled children" is the last U.S. refuge for Russian orphans abandoned on a number of reasons by their adoptive parents.

Until recently, these institutions were little known. Not only to the public, but also children and human rights activists. It happened because the Russian - American treaty on adoption has still not been signed. If there is no document, then the U.S. is not obliged to provide information on Russian young citizens who are adopted by Americans. Interested Russians should obtain information on their own. Consequently, information obtained is fragmentary and does no fully disclose the picture.

The first information about the "children's ranch" in America was obtain by a Russian consul who went late last year to Montana to visit a fairly well-known "children's ranch" of Joyce Sterkel.

At that time, Mrs. Sterkel was taking care of 34 abandoned teenagers from Russia. Mrs. Sterkel's wards had many issues: suicide, violence, including sexual, kleptomania, drug addiction and alcoholism. According to her, American public organizations help neither the adoptive parents nor their foster children. "The point of these organizations is just paperwork," she said in an interview with Time. Often, American child psychologists faced with the Russian children shrug their shoulders because they do not know the present situation in Russian orphanages and disadvantaged families. Accordingly, they cannot even properly diagnose or properly treat the disease.

Usually troubled Russian orphans in America will be immediately "titled" with two sinister abbreviations: FAS and RAD. FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) is a syndrome of "drunken conception," fraught with severe brain damage. RAD (reactive attachment disorder) is a syndrome that makes a child see the world as hostile. Adoptive parents, even the most loving, would be perceived by such children as enemies or, at best, a means to obtain wealth.

Joyce Sterkel admitted to a correspondent of "Russian Reporter" that "love does not cure alcohol syndrome, organic brain damage and severe psychological trauma. As a minimum, special effort is required." Sterkel calls adoption an "extreme sacrifice" that American parents are often not ready for. They refuse to abandon their children, giving them to the government. But American officials themselves often do not know what to do, so they give these children to the "ranch" where orphans live in labor communes. The isolation of "reservations" from the big cities and patriarchal atmosphere shield them from the temptations of civilization. This, however, only lasts until they turn 21. At this age they must leave the "ranch" and start an independent life. They are not provided with housing or job opportunities and have to settle on their own. Therefore, the former "commune residents" are not fully adapted to life, and in many cases end up as homeless, criminals or simply kill themselves.

The fact that Ksenia Antonova will be sent to a "children's ranch" does not present an issue. She would be fine at Mrs. Sterkel ranch. The problem is that when she turns 21, she will be a troubled orphan from Russia, and an outcast in America. Pavel Astakhov is hopeful that the infamous Treaty on adoption will be signed. In this case, the girl may be sent to Russia.

Arthur Pryjmak
Pravda.Ru
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The Anglo male must have a pedophile gene!

Originally posted by mechanic at 2011-6-22 21:01
20.06.2011

American juvenile Themis is thinking what to do with a raped orphan from Russia. Ksenia Antonova, who was abused by her adoptive American father, after the cancellation of the adopti ...


Just read how these vermin scum have been abusing the poor destitute Haitian kids!

I hope that when these monsters go to hell they pay for the pain and suffering they inflicted on these poor innocent little children.
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Post time 2011-6-25 17:04:53 |Display all floors
and aiysha was 9 when the marriage with the prophet was consummated

if he had married her and she was in her hijab, the chicken would be halal
(beast ex machina)

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Post time 2011-6-25 20:27:30 |Display all floors
The world is full of evil bastards!  

Also many posters here suffer from RAD (reactive attachment disorder), a syndrome that makes a person
see the world as hostile, especially the West.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

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Mohammed oh Mohammed !

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