By Mark Sherman
Associated Press 

Supreme Court hears case against American Indian, Native adoption law

 

November 23, 2022

AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib

Demonstrators stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 9, as the court hears arguments over the Indian Child Welfare Act. The justices are considering a challenge to a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appears likely to leave in place most of a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children.

The justices heard more than three hours of arguments on Nov. 9 in a broad challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act, enacted in 1978 to address concerns that American Indian and Alaska Native children were being separated from their families and, too frequently, placed in non-Native homes.

The law has long been championed by tribal leaders as a means of preserving their families, traditions a...



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