Supreme Court won't hear Native American girl's custody case
January 10, 2017
Family members said Monday they were disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving their former foster daughter, a girl with Native American ancestry who was ordered removed from their Santa Clarita home and reunited with relatives in Utah.
Rusty and Summer Page said in a statement that the high court's decision was a “crushing blow.”
Lexi, who is part Choctaw, was 6 years old when she was taken from her foster home in a tearful parting in March. She was placed with extended family in Utah under a decades-old federal law designed to keep Native American families together.