Baby Girl Materials

A Work in Progress and Not Exhaustive

Primary Sources

2012 South Carolina Opinion

SCOTUS Opinion

Amicus Briefs in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl 

Chart of Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Appellees, Sorted by Argument

Birth Father and Cherokee Nation Briefs

South Carolina Opinion

NARF 1983 Claim in D.S.C.

Cases that cite Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

In re Tavian B. (Nebraska, 2016)

IN THE MATTER OF MINOR CHILD G.V. (Okla. Ct. App., 2016)

In re ARW (Wyoming, 2015)

In re T.A.W. (Wash Ct App 2015)

In re K.M.N. (Mich. Ct. App. 2015)

In re ARW (Wyoming 2015)

Native Villiage of Tununak v. State (Alaska 2014) (holding that the adoption preferences of ICWA didn’t apply if the preferred placement didn’t “formally” move to adopt the child)

Ebert v. Bruce L. (Alaska 2014)

In re A.B. (Cal. App. 2014)

In re Alexandria P. (Cal. App. 2014)

In re Elise W. (Cal. App. 2014)(discussing whether the case would change notice requirements when a parent never had custody)

In re H.O. (Cal. App. 2014)

In re J.T. (Cal. App. 2014)

In re S.B.C. (Mont. 2014) (terminating father’s parental rights in an involuntary proceeding)

In re J.S. (Mont. 2014) (applying the “continued custody” reasoning to a guardianship)

In re Shayla H. (Neb. App. May 20, 2014)

In re E.G.M. (N.C. App. 2013)

In re T.S. (Okla. App. Ct. 2014)(discussing when active efforts must start, in light of 1922 and 1912(d))

Law Review and Bar Journal Articles

Maureen Johnson, You Had Me At Hello: Examining the Impact of Powerful Introductory Emotional Hooks Set Forth in Appellate Briefs Filed in Recent Hotly Contested U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, 48 Indiana L. Rev. 397 (2016)

Note, Born Native, Raised White: The Divide Between Federal and Tribal Jurisdiction with Extra-Tribal Native American Adoption, 7 Geo. J.L. & Mod. Crit. Race Persp. 245 (2015)

Barbara A. Atwood, A Response to Prof. Berger’s In the Name of the Child: Race, Gender, and Economics in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Teri Dobbins Baxter, Respecting Parents’ Fundamental Rights in the Adoption Process: Parents Choosing Parents for Their Children

Bethany R. Berger, In the Name of the Child: Race, Gender, and Economics in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Allison E. Burke, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: From Strict Construction to Serious Confusion

Jane Burke, The “Baby Veronica” Case: Current Implementation Problems of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Kristen Carpenter & Lori Graham, Human Rights to Culture, Family, and Self-Determination: The Case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Christopher Deluzio, Tribes and Race: The Court’s Missed Opportunity in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Kathryn E. Fort & Peter S. Vicaire, The Invisible Families: Child Welfare and American Indian Active Duty Servicemembers and Veterans

Shreya A. Fadia, Adopting “Biology Plus” in Federal Indian Law: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl’s Refashioning of ICWA’s Framework

Harvard Law Review, Indian Child Welfare Act — Termination of Parental Rights — Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Jessica Di Palma, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: The Supreme Court’s Distorted Interpretation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

Carrie Garrow & Michelle E. Hollebeke, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: A Summary

Alyosha Goldstein, Possessive Investment: Indian Removals and the Affective Entitlements of Whiteness

Robert S. Ingram III, Charleston Adoptive Couple Impacts Federal Adoption Law: Supreme Court of the United States Clarifies Parental Rights Under ICWA

Dustin C. Jones, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: the creation of second-class Native American parents under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

Comment (Kathleena Kruck) The Indian Child Welfare Act’s Waning Power After Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Comment (Shawn L. Murphy) The Supreme Court’s Revitalization of the Dying “Existing Indian Family” Exception

Jack Trope, Understanding the Supreme Court’s decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Jack Trope & Adrian T. Smith, The Continued Protection of Indian Children and Families after Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: What the Case Means and How to Respond

Marcia Zug, Two-And-A-Half Ways to Destroy Indian Law

Marcia A. Zug, The Real Impact of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: The Existing Indian Family Doctrine is Not Affirmed, but the Future of the ICWA’s Placement Preferences is Jeopardized

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