Family Stories

 The Letters Below are Posted for the Purpose of :

  • Prayer – (Identifying information has been omitted.)
  • Families learning they aren’t alone: Someone has a story similar to their own
  • Families learning from each other, gleaning information
  • Educating Others: Illustrating how widespread and harmful these problems are

Thank you for taking the time to read these original letters from birth parents, grandparents, foster families, and pre-adoptive families with multi-racial children negatively affected by Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Except where birth parents have requested otherwiseIdentifying information has been omitted to protect the children. So, as clarification for legislators that have asked – YES – These letters have come from many different states. And NO – the tribes involved are not always from the same state as the child. ICWA allows tribes to petition for jurisdcition across state lines

Are these families receiving Due Process and Equal Protection?

(Some of these letters were not originally posted at the time of their writing due to the illness of CAICW co-founder Roland Morris, who passed on June 9, 2004)

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