Adoptive parents petition for Indian Child Welfare Act changes

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Updated: 4/17/2013 5:20 pm Published: 4/17/2013 5:20 pm

A group of adoptive parents delivered a petition to amend the Indian Child Welfare Act to Congressman Jim Bridenstein on Wednesday.

The act is at the center of an adoption case heard in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Veronica was adopted by a South Carolina couple at birth. However her biological father received custody of her because he is Cherokee.

Adoptive mother Dawn Ferrill says they are hoping to protect the best interest of the child before removing them from a home.

“Stability is very important, when a child is removed from a home they build up walls and they have a difficult time trusting.”

The Supreme Court will rule on Veronica’s adoption in June.

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