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3 attorneys general sue feds over race-based adoption law

The intent of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act was to allow Indian children whose parents were unable to care for them to remain within their extended family and tribe whenever possible, enabling them to embrace their own heritage and culture.

But the law is under attack now in a new lawsuit that charges it is discriminatory and puts the welfare of the child below racial considerations.


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