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Couple Files Federal Challenge to State's Indian Child Welfare Act


The Cherokee Nation looks to be involved in another adoption battle. A couple has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s Indian Child Welfare Act.

"A biological father and mother cannot voluntarily place a child for adoption if it’s an Indian child without having to notify the Indian tribe in question, and that is not the same thing as what’s required in the federal act," said the couple's attorney, Paul Swain.


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