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 otherwise,Identifying information has been omittedto protect the children. So, asclarification for legislators that have asked– YES – These lettershave come from many different states. AndNO– the tribes involved arenotalways 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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