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Call for Written Comments on New AFCARS Regulations

We’ve written about this in the past. Here is a letter from NICWA explaining more about the regulations, and the reason for written comments (and if you scroll to the bottom, they’ve even provided a sample comments letter): 687 more words

Author: Kate E. Fort

Cutting Through The Red Tape

I know that in the full scope of trials in adoption the red tape that we faced was minor. I have heard absolute horror stories from those who have attempted to adopt internationally or from the foster system. 996 more words


State requests time to review issues in Native adoption case

ALASKA – Yesterday, the state Department of Law asked the Alaska Supreme Court for more time in a case tribes say will show whether Governor Bill Walker is serious about campaign pledges to work cooperatively with tribes, and determine how the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, will be implemented in Alaska. 126 more words


Native groups want Walker administration to reverse adoption decision

ALASKA – Many Alaska Native organizations are calling on Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott to make good on promises to improve state and tribal relationships by joining them in asking the Alaska Supreme Court to reverse its decision in a case about the adoption of an Alaska Native child. 153 more words


Evelyn Stevenson Walks On -- Original Proponent of ICWA

Evelyn Stevenson, longtime tribal attorney, advocate and original proponent of the Indian Child Welfare Act, passed away on March 12, 2015 at 9:11am in Ronan, Montana on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  82 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

The Indian Child Welfare Act

During last week’s Wednesday’s Wild Chronicles post I eluded to legislation that was going to impact the course of Little-Flower’s adoption. This week I will go into detail. 721 more words


Judge delays ruling in Indian child welfare lawsuit

SOUTH DAKOTA – Attorneys for several Native American tribes and families that are suing South Dakota say they need to see records of a circuit court judge’s conversations to show how he ordered fellow judges to handle child custody hearings that they say violate federal law. 101 more words