Indian Child Welfare Act News
6-Year-Old Girl at Center of Emotional Custody Battle Between Foster Parents and the Choctaw Nation
A Santa Clarita, California, family is living its worst nightmare. Rusty and Summer Page are losing their foster daughter, Lexi, whom they’ve raised as their own for the last four years. A dramatic scene played out on Monday as the Pages were forced to say goodbye to Lexi. Due to a court order, the
Foster Family Appeals Removal of Part-Native American Child
The 6-year-old girl who is 1/64th Choctaw was taken from her longtime foster family and sent to live with extended relatives in Utah.
Heated Custody Battle Over Native American Girl Removed From California Foster Family
Child Protective Services is enforcing a controversial law, the "Indian Child Welfare Act," to remove a 6-year-old girl from the foster family that raised her.
Couple in Baby Veronica Case Want Legal Fee Help
The adoptive parents at the center of the custody battle over baby Veronica are asking that the child's biological father and the Cherokee Nation pay the couple's legal expenses. The long custody battle between Matt and Melanie Capobianco, and Veronica's birth father, Dustin Brown , centered around
'Baby Veronica' Custody Case Rages On
Last spring, when the Supreme Court heard a custody battle involving a young child, her biological father and an adoptive couple, Justice Sonia Sotomayor anticipated that even after the Court ruled, the heartbreaking saga would be far from over. Sotomayor was right. The high court...
Biological Father of 'Baby Veronica' Arrested, Refuses Extradition in Adoption Fight
Dusten Brown Is Out on Bond After He Was Arrested for Custodial Interference
Warrant Issued for Father of Baby Veronica
A warrant has been issued for Dusten Brown, the biological father of baby Veronica , for not turning over the toddler to her adoptive parents last week. The case has gained national attention and even went to the Supreme Court over custody rights of a father under the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act.
Federal Law Gives Tribe Ruling in Baby Talon's Fate
Six months ago, Utah couple Clint and Heather Larson adopted a baby boy named Talon who was born with drugs in his system and nursed him back to health. The baby's biological mother is a member of the Leech Lake band of the Ojibwe American Indian tribe. A few months later, the tribe went to court,
Q & A: Foster Kids and Adoption
Diane Granito of the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department helped launch the Heart Gallery project, which aims to find loving homes for children in the foster care system. A local photographer suggested a gallery exhibition featuring photos of area children, and space was donated by