Santa Clarita family wants to take tribal custody case to state Supreme Court - LA Times:
The foster parents of a 6-year-old Native American girl pledged Friday to take their fight to keep her to the state Supreme Court after a lower court ruled that the child was to live with extended family in Utah.
My Comment: Whether the little girl is part Choctaw or not doesn't even matter. According to Federal U.S.C.42, children are "Supposed" to be placed with RELATIVES before foster care. It's high time the States abided by this mandate. It's also high time the Federal Government investigated the States CPS/DCYF agencies to see just how many States don't abide by this mandate. Why are the Fed's still funding these agencies when they deny relative placement? Title IV funding must be abolished. There is NO incentive to keep children with their families when CPS is rewarded for tearing them apart!