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    navajo, elwior

    Here in Washington State if the child has tribal affilliation we are required to turn jurisdiction of the child over to their tribe.

    I work these cases often each tribe has its own social workers and they will try to place the children within their family or the tribe. If that doesn't happen and the kids stay in our system for a time, the tribe still has jurisdiction and requires, at the very least, regular reports and can at anytime remove the child from our system or tell us we must find a different foster home.

    Is this unique to the state of Washington? I always thought this was part of The Indian Child Welfare Act.

    I have only ever worked as a casa in the Southwest Washington area and handle most of the cases involving Indian children because of my own background.

    It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

    by PSWaterspirit on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:30:56 PM PST

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    •  It's not the way it's done down here. (0+ / 0-)

      But then again Orange County does whatever it wants and seems to get away with it.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 09:13:48 PM PST

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