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Whose Welfare?

Marion69 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:15 AM
Thank you so much for bringing this to national attention. There is no more destructive force that those who manage to put the teeth of law into what they tell themselves is a great and wolderful thing. When the victims complain, they are incensed that one would dare question their wonderful ideas. Once a young American Indian girl with an unintended pregnancy could quietly put her baby up for adoption, then carry on with her life. Now she has to notify all the relatives and the tribe. Those who demand ever more power over other people see themselves much differently than the rest of us see them.

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...