Posts Tagged ‘Federal Indian Child Welfare Act’

United States Supreme Court reverses on South Carolina Indian Adoption case

In a highly anticipated case that generated much local notoriety, and in which some of my friends and colleagues participated, the United States Supreme Court reversed the South Carolina Supreme Court in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 133 S.Ct. 2552 (2013), and “remand[ed] the case for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.” This […]

Supreme Court applies Federal Indian Child Welfare Act to prevent adoption

The July 26, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court opinion in Adoptive Couple v. Cherokee Nation, 398 S.C. 625, 731 S.E.2d 550 (2012), had been long anticipated.  The story of two-year old Veronica ripped from her adoptive parents who had raised her since birth and returned to her biological father in Oklahoma was a local media sensation, with comments […]


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