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It is unfortunate that Heart and Soul Adoptions failed to follow-up on he "red flag" responses the birth mother gave on their Intake uestionnaire. Heart and Soul knew a pick-up order had been issued by he Tribal Court within two (2) weeks after the baby was born. Instead f complying with the court order, Heart and Soul and the Larsons nitiated a "flawed" adoption process in Utah courts. nder Utah law, when the birth parents are arried, both parents must ive consent to the adoption. In this case the married father never ave his consent. It is regrettable that adoption agencies are able o prey on pregnant mothers in poverty. Worse yet is giving false opes to their paying clients, who they present with a baby, who is actually someone else's child.
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) protects tribes, tribal members nd their children and our collective Anishinabe culture. The Band did espectfully intervene in the Larson's Utah adoption proceedings. That udge carefully reviewed the facts and evidence, as well as federal aw trumping state law, and followed the law. eart and Soul should have returned the child in June to avoid this nnecessarily long duration and consequential attachment by the arsons. ICWA, Indians and Indian tribes are not the problem here. The eech Lake Band of Ojibwe hopes the Press media and Utah's agency icensing adoption agencies will critically examine Heart and Soul quickly. The Band hopes that the Larsons will be provided a child that hey may legally adopt and keep. eech Lake Band of Ojibwe
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Found my own answer... Here is a blog about the heart felt story: http://talonsadoption.blogspot.com/2...s-release.html
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