The state’s attorney general’s office is asking the US Supreme Court to examine an appeals court decision in a tribal adoption case. The case stems from a child custody and eventual adoption proceeding carried out by the tribal court of Kaltag. After the tribal court issued the adoption decree, the parents petitioned the state for a new birth certificate. The request was denied with the state claiming the tribal court had improperly issued the decree.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
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