Indian Child Welfare Act

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013 file photo, Elijah Bearsheart, left, holds his daughter, Keanala, 1, as he sits with his family, Kehala Diserly, Kiari Diserly, 3, and Yamni Pederson, 5, as they listen to testimony during the Indian Child Welfare Act summit in Rapid City, S.D. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Benjamin Brayfield)

Study’s low marks on youth well-being stir states

A new report on child well-being, measured by state and race, has turned an unflattering spotlight on some places not used to being at the bottom of such lists, including Wisconsin, with a worst-in-the-nation ranking […]

04/01/2014

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Native American groups ask for child welfare probe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption […]

02/03/2014

This undated photo provided by the Capobianco Family shows four-year-old Veronica, left, with Melanie Capobianco during a recent visitation. (AP Photo/Capobianco Family)

Cherokee child handed over to adoptive parents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A South Carolina couple who vowed last month to not leave Oklahoma unless they went home with a 4-year-old Cherokee girl they have been trying to adopt since her birth were […]

09/23/2013

October 2011 photo provided by Melanie Capobianco shows her adoptive daughter Veronica trick-or-treating, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco, File)

Court awards American Indian child to SC couple

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An American Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her, South Carolina’s […]

07/18/2013

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