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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
California Appeals Court Upholds ICWA in Choctaw Foster Case - ICTMN.com
Last Friday, the Second District Court of Appeals in California unanimously ruled against a non-Native foster couple seeking to adopt the Choctaw child in their care. The three-judge panel rejected their argument that they have the same constitutional rights and standing as biological parents, and ruled that the application of the “existing Indian family exception” did not apply in the case of Children and Family Services v. J.E., et al.
RELATED: Broken: Choctaw Father in California Thwarted in Custody Battle With Foster Couple
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Almost 7000 bodies found and not one member of the church has been arrested. The names are out there. The church must be held accountable. #NeverForget#EveryChildMatters— Wambli Ska Wicasa 🦅🪶 (@LakotaWambli) August 30, 2021
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Every dot is a crime scene.
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To Veronica Brown
Veronica, we adult adoptees are thinking of you today and every day. We will be here when you need us. Your journey in the adopted life has begun, nothing can revoke that now, the damage cannot be undone. Be courageous, you have what no adoptee before you has had; a strong group of adult adoptees who know your story, who are behind you and will always be so.
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We conclude this series & continue the conversation by naming that adoption is genocide. This naming refers to the process of genocide that breaks kinship ties through adoption & other forms of family separation & policing 🧵#NAAM2022 #AdoptionIsTraumaAND #AdopteeTwitter #FFY 1/6 pic.twitter.com/46v0mWISZ1— Adoptee Futures CIC (@AdopteeFutures) November 29, 2022
The truth is that it is a very lucrative business with a known sales pitch. With profits last estimated at over $1.44 billion dollars a year, mothers who consider adoption for their babies need to be very aware that all of this promotion clouds the facts and only though independent research can they get an accurate account of what life might be like for both them and their child after signing the adoption paperwork.
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Why tribes do not recommend the DNA swab
Detailed discussion of the Bering Strait theory and other scientific theories about the population of the modern-day Americas is beyond the scope of this essay. However, it should be noted that Indian people have expressed suspicion that DNA analysis is a tool that scientists will use to support theories about the origins of tribal people that contradict tribal oral histories and origin stories. Perhaps more important,the alternative origin stories of scientists are seen as intending to weaken tribal land and other legal claims (and even diminish a history of colonialism?) that are supported in U.S. federal and tribal law. As genetic evidence has already been used to resolve land conflicts in Asian and Eastern European countries, this is not an unfounded fear.
According to the judges opinion in the Baby Alexandria case here, Lauren Axline, the social worker for foster parents Rusty and Summer Page, had the strongest views of the negative impact on Alexandria. It was Axline’s belief that Alexandria would experience removal as the death of a parent or family “because she is being taken away from everything that is familiar to her, everything that she’s known toReplyDelete
Axline, who got her MSW from San Diego State University, works at Olive Crest foster agency. Coincidentally, that's one of the agencies that the evangelical Grace Community Church sends their members to find foster children to adopt. Both Rusty and Summer Page are members of Grace Community Church. I think Axline (alias Lauren Tice?) needs to read about ICWA and the traumatic effects about white adoption of Indian children, especially by Christians who believe they are "saving" these same children from the tribe. Lauren Axline's arrogance is terribly misguided.
Sadly, it appears the foster family is refusing to give up. They have a support page and all the same people who support Veronica Brown's kidnapping by the Capobiancos are all over it like flies on feces. Even the infamous Lori McGill, who calls children illegitimate spawn, is representing the family. She's released an update on the support page full of untruths regarding the case. They're desperate and lying to people in order to gain support within the court of public opinion. Supporters are even clamoring to assist Page family in thwarting the child's removal from their home, even if it means they get arrested.ReplyDelete