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Whose Welfare?

Doug4749 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:37 PM
If the child belongs to the tribe, as you say, why didn't the tribe prevent the adoption and/or raise the child in the first place?

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...