What is the intent of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)?

The intent of Congress under ICWA was to "protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families."  ICWA sets federal requirements that apply to state child custody proceedings involving an Indian child who is a member of or eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe.

Brooke Swier Schloss
Estate Planning & Family Law Attorney