Tripler Army Medical Center doctors found Grayson Beyer died from natural causes, and didn’t report suspicious evidence despite a Hawaii law requiring them to do so.
Attorney Jody Hall, the subject of a Civil Beat investigation, told clients she would fly in birth mothers from the Marshall Islands in defiance of U.S. and Marshallese law.
The director of Sand Island Treatment Center reportedly did not pay back part of his excessive salary for two years because he was “distracted.”
In texts and emails with adoptive parents, Dallas lawyer Jody Hall openly flouts laws restricting Marshallese adoptions in the U.S.
The state says it tries to reunite children with kin. But after Deborah Goodwin’s daughter died, it awarded custody to non-relatives and blocked her adoption attempts.
Julia Milam was placed on Hawaii’s abuse and neglect registry, a label that could kill her lifetime dream of becoming a nurse.
Mike Hashimoto, a former acupuncture board member who pushed for regulation, was accused by a patient of unprofessional conduct.
The executive director of the nonprofit Sand Island Treatment Center has been paid as much as $500,000 a year — and many counselors make over $100,000 — far in excess of their peers in Hawaii.
The case offers a rare glimpse into the thriving adoption pipeline to the U.S., documented in a Civil Beat investigation in November.