Couple "Returns" Adopted Son After 9 Yrs.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Couple "Returns" Adopted Son After 9 Yrs.
Mon, 11-18-2013 - 1:56pm

I absolutely hate reading about cases like this one:  http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/will-couple-be-jailed-for-returning-adopted-son-after-nine-years--194054370.html

A couple is facing charges after "returning" their adoptive son of nine years back to the county.  The Ohio couple adopted the boy as an infant, raised him for nine years, and then decided to return him due to behavior issues.  According to the article, they claim that the boy refused help.  Can a nine year old boy really refuse help?  Is there ever a situation where it's appropriate to give an adopted child back without facing neglect charges?