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Adoption advocates ‘disappointed’ with new Indian Child Welfare Act guidelines

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A statewide adoption advocacy group says they are disappointed with a new set of expanded federal guidelines for the Indian Child Welfare Act. The Florida Adoption Council is the state’s largest nonprofit association of adoption attorneys, law professors, adoption agencies, and social workers. On Thursday, they released a statement expressing “grave concerns” over amended guidelines of the ICWA from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Established in 1978, ICWA is a federal law to protect Native American…

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