Sunday, June 12, 2016
Foster Parents Continued Fight for Custody of Indian Daughter
From Fox News:
The scene was wrenching: A sobbing 6-year-old girl, clutching a stuffed bear as her foster father carries her away from the only home she has known for most of her life.
But Lexi's story didn't end in March when she was removed from a Santa Clarita home near Los Angeles. Her story isn't one of simple emotions but rather complex issues of ethnicity, government, and history.
Lexi, who is 1/64th Choctaw, was placed with distant relatives in Utah under a decades-old federal law designed to keep Native American families together, and under California's Juvenile Dependency Law.
Her foster parents, Rusty and Summer Page, have fought a yearslong battle to keep her.
Read more here.