May 282015

By Tony Mauro, The National Law Journal
May 27, 2015

“A husband-wife team from two Washington, D.C., law offices filed suit Wednesday challenging strict new government guidelines for adopting Native American children in the aftermath of a landmark 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

“Lori Alvino McGill, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and her husband Matthew McGill, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, filed the case on behalf of the National Council for Adoption and other groups and individuals, including birth parents who placed Indian children with non-Indian adoptive parents…”

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  1. I would love to be kept apprised of this. I am a foster parent in Alaska of a native child, and was informed today that our adoption was put on hold pending further relative searches (in addition to the ones that have been conducted over the last three + years) because ALL non-compliant homes are under review. This is due to the department’s determination to adhere to the new guidelines. The child has been in four placements (native family placement failed) and is free for adoption.

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