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February 11, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Adopted child’s death inspires bill to tighten system

OLYMPIA — The state House on Tuesday passed unanimously a bill that would change the state’s adoption process. Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, Lynnwood Democrat and prime sponsor of the House Bill 1675, said it would help fill  gaps in the regulation of Washington adoptions that were exposed after a Sedro-Woolley couple’s neglect led to the…

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