Below is a checklist required for Horry and Georgetown Counties. I use this checklist with all my adoption files. The checklist is simple to use and covers most requirements of the court. One suggestion before attempting an adoption in a county you are not familiar with is to contact the administrative judge’s office for local
In Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, the United States Supreme Court, in essence, says that an absentee Indian cannot rely on ICWA to challenge an adoption. The Court said that the heightened standard outlined in ICWA does not apply to a parent that has not either had physical or legal custody of the child. The essence of the ICWA is to preserve…
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Indian Child Welfare Act Panel to be Held at University of South Carolina School of Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2013
ACLU of SC
Dr. Marcia Zug
Professor, University of
South Carolina School of
Chief Bill Harris
Terminating a parent’s rights or taking his consent and relinquishment without a pending adoption primarily occurs in DSS cases. The Court approving a Consent and Relinquishment or terminating a parent’s rights without a pending adoption is rare in private actions. The person would have had to have done something egregious to warrant a Court terminating…
http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/ is a great resource for parents seeking to adopt and children desiring to be adopted.
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor under the age of fourteen years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation is a great view of how the South Carolina Supreme Court interprets ICWA and how ICWA meshes with South Carolina adoption law. Enjoy!