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Couple Seeking to Adopt Native American Child Balks at Indian Child Welfare Law


December 7, 2017

Whether the Indian Child Welfare Act applies to a young girl is at the center of a legal custody fight playing out in Hennepin County.

The ICWA is supposed to help Native American children find foster families in Native American Communities. But there aren't enough qualified foster homes for some of the 2,000 foster children who need them.


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