Role of Judges in Implementing Fostering Connections: Tribal Foster Care and Adoption Access Provisions.
Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center.
Published: March 2013
ABA Child Law Practice
Vol. 32, No. 3 , p. 47-48
ABA Center on Children and the Law
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A brief overview is provided of the provisions for Native American Tribes in the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. General judicial considerations for implementation and questions to ask from the bench to help ensure compliance with the law and best practice are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008; Native Americans; Minority adoption; Tribes; Judicial role; Child placement; ICWA