Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Placement Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: County department of children and family services (DCFS) filed dependency petition on behalf of child, who was considered an Indian child under Indian Child Welfare Act Continue reading In re Alexandria P., July 8, 2016 (California)
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: Indian community moved to change child’s custody from foster home to aunt. After an evidentiary hearing, the Superior Court, Maricopa County, No. JD 510468, Shellie F. Continue reading Gila River Indian Community v. Department of Child Safety, December 8, 2015 (Arizona)
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: In child dependency proceedings, parents appealed judgment of the Circuit Court, Douglas County, William A. Marshall, J., changing the permanency plan for their child from reunification Continue reading In the matter of L.M., October 22, 2014 (Oregon)
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children’s Services (OCS), took emergency custody of three children and petitioned to terminate mother’s parental rights. The Superior Continue reading Molly O. v. State, Dep’t of Health and Social Services, Office of Children’s Services, March 14, 2014, (Alaska)
Protecting the rights of indigenous and multicultural children and preserving their cultures in fostering and adoption. Mark Anderson. Volume 52 Family Court Review, page 6. (2014) Article excerpt: This article examines Continue reading Article: Protecting the rights of indigenous and multicultural children and preserving their cultures in fostering and adoption
This decision follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision from May, 2013. The South Carolina Supreme Court held that the Indian Child Welfare Act’s (ICWA) placement preferences did not apply, and Continue reading Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, July 17, 2013 (South Carolina)