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Whose Welfare?

MNTeacher Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:00 PM
This is among the worst things I have ever read. As an adopted child (now an adult), I know that my parents would have killed the first person to even try to take me from them (and the next one, and the next one...). Once a parent has adopted a child, that's it. It's a done deal. An unbreakable bond has been formed, and to violate that bond is to violate the laws of nature and nature's God. I can not think of an invective foul enough to curse those who invented this law and those who enforce it.
RodT Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:04 PM
These are the folks we (you and me) voted into office to run our lives.
MNTeacher Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:38 PM
No offense, but I am betting I voted against 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...