16 Aug


While it is easy to get caught up in the ongoing saga of Veronica which now has the new addition a Reality TV star in to the fray…sigh…lets not forget about another adoptee, Hana.

“Larry and Carri Williams are charged with homicide by abuse and first-degree manslaughter in the death of their adopted daughter, Hana, who succumbed to hypothermia and malnutrition in the family’s backyard in May 2011. They also are charged with first-degree assault of a child in connection with alleged abuse of their adopted son.

They have pleaded not guilty.” (quote taken from link below by Gina Cole)

It is heart wrenching and heart breaking to read the reports of the testimony about Hana, but also Immanuel as well, who was also adopted from Ethiopia.  Immanuel has been on the stand several times as he is only allowed to testify every other day, and for two-and-a-half hours each time I believe due to his age. 

Thursday, the 15th of August, clinical psychologist Dr. Katherine Porterfield testified.  I urge you to read the report by Gina Cole a reporter for the Skagit Valley Herald. “Psychologist agrees Williams children were tortured” and in the article it speaks to the different categories.  Go read it, and just stop and think about how any one of those categories listed in the article would impact a child.  Many more articles about the trial are on the site.  You can find Gina Cole the reporter on twitter @Gina_SVH or on Facebook Gina Cole

Maureen at “Light of Day Stories” has posts of the days she attended the trial that started in mid July.  Link to her most recent post here, but if you haven’t read all her posts on Hana you can click on a tag, and scroll down to the oldest ones and then read forward. 

(fixed date from Wed 14th to correct Thurs 15th) 


Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child


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5 responses to “Hana…

  1. Marijane Nguyen, MT-BC

    August 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    A complete tragedy. Thanks for your post.


  2. cb

    August 17, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks for reminding us not to forget about this case. I’m over at Light of Day catching up on the latest posts.


  3. lynnemiller

    August 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Horrifying and so sad.


  4. monk-monk

    August 17, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Hana was from my area, I believe (I live in Seattle) and the whole thing just pisses me off and makes me so sad. I cannot imagine that girl’s suffering.


  5. Valentine Logar

    August 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

    As we see these trials unfold, hear these horrific stories we can only ask ourselves time and again; how can this happen? How can people like this be allowed to adopt? How can no one know this is happening? How can children die in their care and no one know. It is sickening.



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