The Adoption Industry’s Ugly Side

In a commentary in Politico, John Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund; Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians; and Terry Cross, Executive Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association, discuss today’s oral argument in the Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl:

All across this country – but especially in states that are home to multiple Native American Tribes – unethical adoption attorneys are purposely circumventing the federal law that is meant to protect Native American children. Even worse are the continuing attempts by some adoption lawyers to take advantage of active duty service members in the process of being deployed to combat, or in active deployments.

Today’s lead story on NPR was also about this case: Adoption Case Brings Rare Family Law Dispute To High Court.

Read the Politico commentary here and listen to the NPR story here.

1 Reply to "The Adoption Industry's Ugly Side"

  • James R. Marsh
    April 16, 2013 (5:40 pm)

    For more information and commentary about this issue (the Indian Child Welfare Act) visit this excellent blog, Family In Law, featuring commentary on this case by renowned law professors Barbara Atwood, Elizabeth Bartholet, James Dwyer, Joan Hollinger, Kevin Maillard, Solangel Maldonado and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.