B.C. foster parents are fighting to keep the Metis toddler they raised since birth

A Métis toddler living on Vancouver Island is caught up in a bitter legal fight between her foster parents and B.C.’s child protective services over her future — and the future of other foster children like her. The Métis foster couple are fighting to adopt the 27-month-old girl they have raised since infancy. But the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) plans to remove...

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American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) Submits Official Reply to Bureau of Indian Affairs in Response to Proposed ICWA Amendments

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE[1])–The nation’s largest constituent group of adoption attorneys, law professors and judges submitted a 45-page response[2] to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), a federal law established in 1978. The BIA announced earlier this year its attempt to amend the federal law. The AAAA’s formal response outlines a series of concerns the...

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Press Release: Friends in Adoption weighs in National Adoption Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dawn Smith Pliner Tel.: 1-800-982-3678 dawn@friendsinadoption.org Clifton Park, NY, November 1, 2013 – Reproductive rights have once again become a political issue in the news, and Friends in Adoption (FIA), a licensed non-profit agency, serving the northeast with domestic adoption services for more than 30 years, wishes to weigh in. Since its inception, FIA has been...

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