Indian Child Welfare ACT Handbook: A Legal Guide to the Custody and Adoption of Native American Children / Edition 2

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This is one-of-a-kind guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, enacted to ameliorate the problem of the removal of Native American children from their homes by state welfare agencies and private agencies and to ensure that those children would be placed in homes that reflect their cultures and traditions. Now revised and updated, it examines case law from courts around the country-this is not an issue confined to reservations and their border towns. It explains the history of the act and how is applied, as well as its procedural requirements. Includes appendices on CD-ROM.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590318584
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • Publication date: 10/25/2008
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 353
  • Sales rank: 552,956
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     v
Introduction to the Second Edition     vii
About the Author     ix
About the Contributors     xi
The Indian Child Welfare Act and Its Foundations     1
Displacement of Indian Children     2
Placement of Indian Children Outside of Their Culture     4
Indian Law as a Foundation for the ICWA     13
Constitutional Challenges to the ICWA     15
Applicability of the ICWA     27
Proceedings Not Covered     27
Proceedings Covered by the ICWA     32
Jurisdictional Provisions of the ICWA     53
Exclusive Jurisdiction     53
Transfer Jurisdiction     59
Reassumption of Jurisdiction     69
Procedural Requirements of the ICWA     83
Notice Requirements     84
Right to Intervene     88
Right to Counsel     89
Standards of Proof     90
Voluntary Proceedings     104
Full Faith and Credit     111
Placement Provisions of the ICWA     133
Foster Care Placements     134
Adoptive Placements     141
Post-Placement Issues     142
CollateralChallenges to the ICWA Determinations     153
Funding of ICWA Programs     159
ICWA: 30 Years Later     165
Table of Cases     169
Selected Bibliography     183
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. [sects] 1901-63)     191
Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Guidelines for State Courts; Indian Child Custody Proceedings     211
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs     243
Tribal Addresses of Federally Recognized Tribes     257
Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Social Services Areas     309
Listing of Tribal Courts and/or ICWA Contacts     315
Checklist for Adoption Clearance Voluntary Termination Record     335
Form Motions     339
Index     349
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