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Whose Welfare?

Ron-CA Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:05 AM
Easy. A young indian girl has a baby off the reservation and gives it up for adoption. The tribe finds out and makes a claim on the child. My wife, who is indian, and I (a white guy) tried to adopt an indian baby in Oregon and found exactly what Dr. Sowell described. Tribes would rather have an indian child stay in state care than be adopted into a loving home.

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...