Michael and Sarah Hensley traveled to Russia in 2000 to adopt a young 13-month-old girl from an orphanage. Samantha, now 14-years-old, holds up the small photograph that was attached to her passport. It appears that the Russian goverment is on the verge of completely stopping all adoptions of Russian children to American parents. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
Samantha Hensley tries on ushanka (Russian fur hat) that her adopted father Michael Hensley brought back from the trip to Russian in 2000 to adopt her. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.
Sarah Hensley (left) and her husband Michael stand beside there 14-year-old daughter Samantha next to a Christmas tree covered with Russian ornaments. The Salisbury couple traveled to Russian in 2000 to adopt a young 13-month-old Samantha. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.