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Hana Williams

From the Tragedy of an Adoptee's Untimely Death, Some Hope Rises

Sharon Van Epps | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Sharon Van Epps

Hana Alemu Williams was 10 years old in 2008 when she left Ethiopia for Sedro-Wooley, Washington, as the proud new daughter of Carri and Larry Williams. Three years later, Hana lay dead in the family's backyard, a victim of homicide by abuse at the hands of her adoptive parents, both of whom are now in prison.

The Legacy of Ethiopian Adoptee Hana Williams

Sharon Van Epps | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sharon Van Epps

Strangers and acquaintances question visibly adoptive families like ours all the time -- most with friendly curiosity, a few with hostility.

Parents Get Decades In Prison For Abuse, Death Of Child

AP | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington couple accused of starving, beating and forcing their adopted daughter outside as pun...

Report Explores Punishing Children In The Name Of God

Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion

Debates have long stemmed from the question: how far is too far when it comes to punishing children? Discipline is necessary, but according to recent...