U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Indian Child Welfare Act in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Today, an decision was made for the Supreme
Court case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a 5-4 decision upheld the
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), but reversed and remanded this case back to
the South Carolina courts on a technicality. It has been noted that South Carolina courts have
previously affirmed that Dusten Brown is Veronica’s father and that he is a fit
parent, and that many ICWA advocates and
stakeholders from Indian Country believe his parental rights should be upheld,
and Veronica will stay with her family. 

Additional information on the Indian Child Welfare Act, can be found by visiting the following links:

·        Nation Indian Child WelfareAssociation (NICWA)‘s statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision

·        NationalCongress of American Indians (NCAI) provides a news update on the case as well

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