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Whose Welfare?

Ron-CA Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:44 PM
Wrong potts,,, My wife and I have adopted two international children - one is special needs. Why? Not because we want attention, but because we love and wanted children and could not have our own biological children, AND adoption agencies in the US would not work with us because we were too old (27 and 30 at the time), and hadn't been married long enough (3 years at the time).

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...