When social workers take a Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Assiniboine or Sioux child from their parents in Yellowstone County, 75 percent go to live somewhere with a Native connection — mostly to relatives … Read the full article at the Billings Gazette website.
Legal Topics: Indian Child Welfare Act – Placement Read the full copy of the decision at the National Indian Law Library website.
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 (ICWA) and, after child was placed with foster family and efforts to reunify child with father failed, DCFS, father, and Indian tribe recommended that child … Read more
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. Smith, Judge Pro Tem, denied the motion. Holdings provided by Westlaw: The Court of Appeals, Downie, J., held that:  as a matter of first … Read more
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 to adoption. Holding provided by Westlaw: The Court of Appeals, Ortega, P.J., held that: (1) permanency hearing was not a key juncture in which due … Read more
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 Court, Fourth Judicial District, Fairbanks, Douglas Blankenship, J., denied mother’s motion to join grandmother, and grandmother’s motion to intervene as the children’s Indian custodian. Grandmother … Read more
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 transracial/cultural placement of children for fostering and adoption as discussed within the context of expert evidence in applications for permanent placement. Transracial/cultural placement raises the … Read more
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 father’s consent to adoption was not required. Read the opinion on the National Indian Law Library website.
The Superior Court in Sacramento County ruled on termination of parental rights and placement under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Read the case on the National Indian Law Library website.
On February 15, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Oklahoma ruled on the Indian Child Welfare Act’s preference for adoptive placement provision. See In re D.L. and K.L.