Dear editor,

Please take note of the corrections to the facts posted by users concerning the article about adoptions of Ukrainian children by Americans. Peggy Sue Hilt (not Hill) did NOT kill her Ukrainian child:

July 2, 2005 - Nina Hilt:

age 2, of Wake Forest, North Carolina died after suffering several blows to her abdomen. Her adoptive mother, Peggy Hilt, In March 2006, Hilt plead guilty to second degree murder to avoid a charge of first degree murder. She said that she was frustrated due to the lack of bonding between Nina and herself. Hilt's lawyer said that she was an alcoholic and suffered from mental problems. May 25, 2006, Peggy Hilt was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of her daughter. Nina was adopted in 2003.

Also, concerning the POSSIBLE molestation of the Ukrainian children by their adoptive father - nothing has been proven in a court of law, and by American law that means the man is innocent until convicted by a jury of his peers.

Nina Karpachova has made it clear that she has no interest in the truth and continues to slander American families and hold on to the disproven "urban legands" about the fate of children adopted abroad. Please make these corrections to your story and inform your source of these corrections as well.

Melissa Hemmen.
ForUm's reply: 

Dear Melissa Hemmen,

ForUm appreciates your efforts in establishing truth regarding such important issue as international adoption.

Foremost ForUm’s editorial staff cannot correct the mistakes made in this article because it belongs to the Cabinet of Ukraine official media portal. The permanent address of this article is

We are not authorised to correct this source of information. Thereby, the only possible way to reveal the true facts is to publish your letter.

Thank you, Melissa Hammen for your watchful attention to ForUm.
Best regards,
ForUm's editorial staff.
September 19, 2006

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