Mass. woman, adopted daughter home after being stuck in Ukraine

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July 21, 2013, 5:57 pm
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(NECN: John Moroney) - Christine Caswell McCarron and her daughter Kristina are now home. They had been stuck in the Ukraine, awaiting the 11-year-old's passport so she could come the United States to start her new life with her new family.

"She's my daughter, so I would never leave my child alone in another country," said Caswell McCarron.

The mother and daughter arrived at Logan International Airport Saturday night, greeted by friends and family, including Kristina's father and two brothers.

A month ago, Caswell McCarron went to Kiev alone to finalize her daughter's adoption. Everything was going well until she tried to get a Ukrainian passport for Kristina so she could leave the country.

The government suddenly changed the way passports were printed, leaving her and other American families looking to adopt in limbo.

Michael McCarron was at home in Dedham, Massachusetts with the couple's other children, staying in contact with his wife and staying positive about the final outcome.

A former reporter at NECN, Caswell McCarron learned late last week her daughter's passport was ready, allowing her to leave the Ukraine and end a yearlong effort to adopt her daughter.

They are home now. But then comes the question: Will the family ever return to the Ukraine? The answer is yes, especially if Kristina wants to go back.

Tags: Boston, massachusetts, Logan Airport, John Moroney, Logan International Airport, Ukraine, Christine Caswell McCarron, Kristina McCarron, Jace McCarron
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