New Challenge to Native American Adoption Rules

Husband-wife team from Quinn Emanuel, Gibson Dunn file suit pro bono in follow-up to landmark high-court case.

, The National Law Journal


A husband-wife team from two Washington law offices filed suit Wednesday challenging new government guidelines for adopting Native American children in the aftermath of a landmark 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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  • Stephanie

    These two really think they are doing something noble, or are their eyes getting bigger due to all the cash coming their way from selling children to wealthy white prospective adopters. This is ALL that is wrong with American, greed and self entitlement at its fullest. Beware, young vulnerable women and their infants, they are a coming for ya... SICKOS.

  • CPSdocumentary

    This is baby trafficking, the only difference being it‘s In Country verse Intercountry. These lawyers, paid by the Adoption Industry, are attempting to make it easier for non-Indian couples adopt, for the profit of for-profit and very loosely regulated corporations, all in the name of "best interests of the child". In history, this started with the Orphan Trains and continues to today. Never mind the lack of Due Process, or the targeting of the poor, because, hey, it‘s a ‘better‘ family. And by that, I mean ‘white‘ family.This is a very interesting article highlighting the issue in Inter Country favorite comment?"It is time to admit that intercountry adoption is not a humanitarian program designed to uphold the best interests of children, but a western capitalist program designed to supply children to relatively well-off prospective parents."

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