Indian Child Welfare Act

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How often have you heard this story?  A State agency, usually the Department of Social Services, removes an Indian child from their home and puts them in foster care because the child's parents were allegedly neglecting them, and at some later point the parents’ parental rights are terminated and the child is placed for adoption with a non-Indian family.  This page will explain what ICWA is, how it is applied, and when it should be applied.

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