01-26-2012, 04:23 PM #1
State reviewing adoption placement after child starvation cases
The state Department of Social and Health Services is now reviewing how adopted children are placed in Washington after nearly two dozen high-profile child starvation cases last year.
In 2011, DSHS reports 11 cases of severe abuse of adopted children, all which included starvation. Many of the cases involved foreign adoptions, including the case of 13-year-old Hana Williams in Sedro-Woolley.
Carri and Larry Williams have been accused of beating and starving the Ethiopian girl and ultimately leaving her out in 40-degree weather to freeze to death in their backyard. She weighed only 78 pounds at the time of her death.
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