Now 18, Carlisle was placed into the foster care system as an infant and adopted when she was a child, but one box checked on her foster care and adoptive Continue reading Her Native American identity was omitted from her adoption records. Now she wants it back.
During her testimony, Representative Smith described her disillusion with some social workers who only look at potential foster and adoptive parents from a European standard; in doing so, Smith stated that they Continue reading Opinion: Family Ties: A Look at Familial Connections in Adoption & Child Welfare
Now the [Indian Child Welfare Act] is facing its most serious challenge yet. In a case that has implications far beyond the adoptions of American Indian children, three non-Native families Continue reading The Fight Over Native American Adoptions Is About More Than Just the Children
The Indian Child Welfare Act was established to ensure that children benefit from Native families remaining together. Our families should not ever fear the removal of their children from their Continue reading Opinion: Protecting Native Children, Letter from Oneida Nation Vice Chairman Yellowbird-Stevens
A LAW KEY to preventing state welfare agencies from separating Indigenous children from their families is at risk of being overturned thanks to the yearslong effort of a network of Continue reading How a Right-Wing Attack on Protections for Native American Children Could Upend Indian Law
Zachary, or A.L.M. as he is called in legal papers, has a Navajo birth mother, a Cherokee birth father and adoptive parents, Jennifer and Chad Brackeen, neither of whom is Native American. Continue reading Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Notice Read the full decision at the National Indian Law Library.