State Asks Supreme Court to Hear Tribal Adoption Case

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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