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Whose Welfare?

Basset Hound Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 6:30 PM
This is a tragic story, and as a mom, I can only imagine what it must be like to have a child I've nurtured for years being snatched away. Sadly, it's not the first case where a child's interests have been sacrificed for a political (or racial) agenda, and it won't be the last.

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...