Alaska High Court Upholds Deviation from ICWA's Placement

Vol 31 No 7

The Alaska Supreme Court found good cause to deviate from Indian Child Welfare Act’s placement preference where child had been with an unrelated foster family for two years at time of trial, the parents had failed to object over the course of three review hearings, and an expert witness testified that the proposed placement out-of-state was not in the child’s best interests.

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