foreign adoption en Sedro-Woolley Couple Convicted For Abuse, Death Of Adopted Teen <p></p><p>A jury in Skagit County has found the parents of an adopted teenager guilty for her death. In May 2011, Hana Williams died of hypothermia and malnutrition in the family’s backyard in Sedro-Woolley. The girl was adopted from Ethiopia and believed to be 13 at the time of her death.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:45:51 +0000 Liz Jones 20057 at Questions Concerning Adoption Law <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law on Tuesday that gives people who were adopted access to non-certified copies of their birth certificates. Before now they had to get a special court order. More than 50 percent of families in Washington state have been impacted by adoption — meaning someone in their extended family is either an adoptive parent, an adoptee or the birth parent of an adoptive child. Thu, 23 May 2013 19:40:40 +0000 The Conversation with Ross Reynolds 13608 at Exploring Cross-Cultural Adoption <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law prohibiting US citizens from adopting Russian children. The US adopted 748 children from Russia in 2012, with roughly 8,600 adoptions from foreign countries in total. Every year, hundreds of families adopt children from places that are drastically different — socially, politically, and economically — from the United States. So our question is: How important is it to preserve the cultural identity of adopted children? Ross Reynolds takes your questions and discusses international adoption with Spring Hecht from the <a href="">World Association for Children and Parents</a>.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7408 at Exploring Cross-Cultural Adoption Iron Curtain Falls Around Russian Adoptions <p>A Washington family is scheduled to return home Saturday with days to spare before a new Russian law bans American families from adopting Russian children.</p><p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:03:32 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 5821 at Iron Curtain Falls Around Russian Adoptions