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SEP 13, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Okla. custody dispute compared to SC couple's case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a case that is drawing comparisons to a long-running adoption dispute over a 3-year-old Cherokee girl, an Oklahoma County District Court judge awarded custody this week of a 4-month-old infant to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe following a South Carolina couple's attempt to adopt her. [...] the infant's biological father, who is not Native American, is seeking custody. Because Desaray's biological mother is a tribal member, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe has stepped in, and the tribe was awarded custody this week. The Indian Child Welfare Act mandates that Native American ... Read More

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