African American and Native American Children and Youth Over-represented in Child Welfare System (PDF - 297 KB)
California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership (2010)
Focuses on the overrepresentation of African-American and Native American children in California's child welfare system and makes recommendations for improvement.
Birth Records Self-Help Kit: How Native American Adoptees Can Get Their Birth Records in California (PDF - 1761 KB)
California Indian Legal Services (2009)
Explains how adopted California residents who believe they are Native American can explore enrollment in their Tribe.
California's Tribal Customary Adoption Law: Culturally Connected Permanency Planning for American Indian Children
Cluff & Currie
Fostering Families Today, 10(6), 2010
Explains the California Tribal Customary Adoption (TCA) statute. The process of TCA provides that the Tribe will create the framework for the adoption and the State court will adopt the Tribe's framework, allowing the adoption to be completed without terminating the birth parents' parental rights.
First Nation's Repatriation Institute
Connects and supports adopted/fostered Individuals, assists with Tribal enrollment, and provides consultation to social service, health care and legal service providers in the cultural traditions and values of First Nation's people.
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: A Court Resource Guide (PDF - 1341 KB)
Michigan State Court Administrative Office (2011)
Explains the importance and need for states to comply with the Act, and discusses its implementation in Michigan.