Tag Archives: adoption

Adoption Attorney Charged in Illegal Adoption Scheme Involving Marshall Island Babies

Here and here. A public official in Arizona has been arrested in connection with charges that he ran a multimillion-dollar scheme in which he smuggled pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to profit from their newborn babies. Authorities say Maricopa … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort | Tagged , , ,

Wisconsin Speakers Taskforce on Adoption Looking at Speeding up Adoptions

Press releases: Speakers Taskforce on Adoption Membership 052919 Speakers Taskforce on Adoption 051419 Any tribal member and/or tribe can give testimony on this issue here: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Unity School District Performing Arts Center 1908 150th St. Balsam Lake, … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, ICWA | Tagged , , , ,

Doe v. Jesson Case (MN Federal ICWA Case) Dismissed as Moot

Here is the opinion. After two years, the Minnesota federal district court dismissed the voluntary adoption case challenging the provisions of the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) allowing for notice and intervention of a child’s tribe in the proceedings. … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, ICWA | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Two ICWA Cases from the Michigan Court of Appeals

Unreported Notice case (parent challenge, no indication child was eligible for tribal citizenship): In re Applewhiate Reported case: In re JJW_Opinion The MSU Indian Law Clinic/ICWA Appellate Project co-authored the Tribe’s brief in In re JJW.

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, Michigan Indian | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Latest Issue of The First Peoples Child & Family Review

Table of Contents here. This issue includes Finding their way home: The reunification of First Nations adoptees by Ashley L. Landers, Sharon M. Danes, and Sandy White Hawk.

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, Research, Scholarship | Tagged , , ,

AALS Indian Nations & Indigenous Peoples Call for Papers

The Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) invites paper proposals on the following topic. How do Indian Tribes, First Nations, and other Indigenous Peoples regulate same-sex marriage, same-sex relationships, and adoption and … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Author: Ann Tweedy, Call for Papers, marriage equality | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

NICWA Press Release Responding to Dr. Phil Episode On ICWA

NATIONAL INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO THE DR. PHIL SHOW’S COVERAGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT CASE Portland, Ore.–On October 18, 2012, the Dr. Phil show aired an episode that focused on a disputed custody case involving … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, ICWA, News | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments