Lori Alvino McGill – A “Rising Star” Falling Rapidly

Ethical Christian Adoption

Standing Our Ground for Children posted a story yesterday – Another Foster Care Case where the foster family is claiming that they have more rights than a child’s natural family.

This case also involves ICWA, the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law designed to protect native families from illegal adoptions and from being ripped away from their homes and cultures.      Under ICWA, a child deemed an “Indian Child”, namely “any unmarried person who is under age eighteen and is either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian tribe” (25 U.S.C. § 1903) is required to have relative placement status automatically and should be placed with native foster parents if that is unavailable.   Only after these things are ruled out should they be left with a white family.

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I had flashbacks this morning as I was driving to work. Talking about distracted driving. I was suddenly there staring out the window of the truck not letting anybody see my face. I could barely breathe and definitely could not speak. The pain was too intense, I had left you behind.