Lexi

A 6-year-old Caucasian girl with only 1.5% Choctaw Indian blood was removed by force from the only family she has known in 4 years.

Lexi was adopted at age 2 by Rusty and Summer Paige, who have 3 children of their own.

After a 3-year court battle to keep Lexi, a California Supreme Court judge ruled the Paige's must give her up.

An archaic law that seeks to preserve native Indian families forced the courts to remove Lexi from her foster family and place her with a non-Indian family that is related to her through marriage only.

Protesters locked arms and formed a ring around the Paige's Santa Clarita, Calif., home the first time social services came to pick up Lexi. The agency left empty handed.

But social services returned on Monday with reinforcements, and this time they left with the sobbing child.

“She said, ‘Don’t let them take me. I’m scared. I’m scared. Don’t let me go.’ And I have to because the county of LA said I had to,” her tearful foster father, Rusty, told ABC7.

Lexi's birth parents, who are both drug addicts, relinquished their parental rights after she was placed in foster care.

Lexi's biological mother is a non-Indian and her biological father is less than 20% Choctaw Indian.

According to the NY Daily News, the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act was designed to keep Native American families together. Non-Indian families can't adopt native Indian children even if children such as Lexi have only a drop of Indian blood in them.

  • MILA

    absolutely ridiculous.

  • jussaying

    This is really really sad. At what point do they put the child's needs first? How awful to be ripped out of the only home you've ever known. What were the comments of the family she's being given to?

  • Sainthella

    Did they adopt her or was she being fostered? It's a big difference between the two

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Why do I feel like there is more to this? It sucks that this little girl is being uprooted from the family she knows.

  • Molly Church

    This story was on NightLine last night & it was stated that the child was never adopted. ?They were Foster Parents which is the crust of the problem. They don't have legal rights 2 keep her.
    Just Tragic?

  • iWasteTime

    One time for Rob Ford!

  • Molly Church

    Foster Parents. Unfortunately, That's what's causing the issue.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    they gave her up....got they life together or want a check....had no just cause...somebody found a loop hole....her having 1.5% Choctaw blood, really 1.5....They ass aint living on no Indian reservation. Somebody just wants her back... she going to live with some relatives. Where are her biological parents?

  • iWasteTime

    An archaic law that seeks to preserve native Indian families forced the courts to remove Lexi from her foster family and place her with a non-Indian family that is related to her through marriage only.
    ------------------------------
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that California was correcting a wrong. If she was in the system and had family she should have gone to them. It looks like her family (regardless of being related through marriage) used the law as strategy to get her back.

  • the guest

    There is more to this. This story has been in the news for years. The mother placed the child in foster care without the father's knowledge and consent. At first he wanted to fight for her but fell victim to his addiction. The father's only fit relatives continued his fight and won because even though related to him by marriage they are nearest next of kin to the father. The Native American law additionally worked in the father's favor.

    It is devastating for this child to be removed from the only home she has known. But it was also devastating throughout history the oppression of Native Americans including whites stealing Native American children (especially white looking Native children) and ripping Native families apart.

    This law was enacted to protect the heritage of Native families.

    Ironically black people did not fight for such a law after slavery stole black children from their parents and ripped black families apart.

  • LadyFrance

    The roots of this law were put in place for good. Too many Native children were ripped from their families in order to make them more white. Cutting of hair, changing of clothes and names. The true glitch is how did this happen in the first place? Did they not research the child's parents in the beginning BEFORE attempting to place her with an adoptive/foster family? Where there NO blood relatives that could care for the child? Did authorities JUST NOW find out about the Native blood? Pieces are missing from this story. This is almost reminiscent to the story years ago about the Native twins who were removed from their white adoptive parents home to be placed with their Native biological family's home. I personally think place the child with like bloodlines in order for them to properly understand and know their heritage. It is a shame it has taken them THIS long to figure out her bloodline. Shame on the system.

  • Sainthella

    Thanks the article said both so I was a little confused

  • Molly Church

    Rob Ford did it his way with no "Fawks 2 Give. ?Hope he has found peace.

  • the guest

    Speak!

  • Courtney Wheeler

    tell the story correctly please. On its own -- its dynamic. I am looking at this from the Nation's perspective. These folks were foster parents...all fosters know that at some point the child may leave them.

  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    Wooooow. Thanks for clearing that up. This is so freaking sad.

  • Rahab

    The good die young...

  • MsSincerity

    Well our ancestors and their BIOLOGICAL children were torn away from their families....sold, beat, killed, raped, worked from sun up until sundown.....so I really couldn't care less.

  • 88

    This law wouldn't exist in the first place if Europeans had not genocided 100 million natives so get over it.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    1.5%
    ^^^^^^^
    Reminds me of a poster here.

    Said let lil ghul is -00000.15% Sandra?

    *runs and hides*

  • Yoni

    Good?

  • Yoni

    Ironically black people did not fight for such a law after slavery stole black children from their parents and ripped black families apart.
    ______________________
    They/we probably weren't aware of it at the time. However, we're STILL, somewhere, fighting for reparations. O'an don't forget the 40 acres and a mule.

  • LadyFrance

    Yes, everything you said! This is why children should be adopted by the same heritage family or similar. Regardless if you agree with multi-cultural/racial families the fact remains that this is due to a horrible part of our history. On a side note, when adopting a child not of your same heritage/culture etc. extra care must be given to insure the child is well educated and surrounded by what biologically makes them up. I.e. white ppl adopting black children, surround them in black culture and no LHH does not count! Same goes for any other ethnic group.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    RIP sir.

  • LadyFrance

    We will never get reparations. Not never. They wouldnt come off a Tic Tac for us

  • Bam Bam Li

    I don't know much about this law since I'm not from the states but something seems fishy. How could they not know? Did they not check her background i.e what her mother and father were? Is that even possible? This doesn't make sense. Edit: But wait....1.5 though???

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Yeah he wont good. He was racist and homophobic and sexist. And fat as fugg. How you have cancer and still died fat? too soon? IDGAF

    I just bid him a RIP cause his drunken crykehead antics were legendary and quite funny.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    thanks for explaining further!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    They trying to get them federal credits.

  • JerseyMom

    Blank stare

    Meanwhile pedophiles, white homosexual couples and single white liberal females can adopt Black children whenever they want to.

  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    Totally agree with you. If you adopt someone one outside of your race, you have an obligation to teach them about their culture. If they're not comfortable with that, the child needs to be placed elsewhere.

  • MissHarlem

    Not an ounce of sympathy.

  • Yoni

    So is anybody in that "Killwaukee Tea" group on FB?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Oop. You stole it from my mine. The thought

  • Ke$hiaFromBelly

    Petty!!! And the other family aint Indian EITHER????? Jus by marriage??? Responsible parties of this mess r petty with nothing else to doooo

  • LibraGirlonly

    Exactly and do Native Americans refer to themselves as Indian?

  • MissHarlem

    Like minds boo ?

  • Rahab

    Yup, best geologist in Canada.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    This is so sad ?

  • LadyFrance

    Unfortunately ppl seeing adopting outside of their race/culture just like dating outside of it as having collectible dolls. This is not a game. This is someone's life. Either be all in or be all out

  • Roc

    This family has never adopted the child. She is still a foster child. The family that they are sending her to are relatives. The courts ruled that the child should be placed with her family after the foster family had her for a YEAR, and they chose to fight it in court.

    They should her given to them then. It would have lessened the blow. As a foster parent, you know that any time they can take the child from you, and it doesn't always have to be because THEIR FAMILY wants to raise them.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Oh...so who is going to see Batman v Superman this weekend?

  • LibraGirlonly

    They were just foster parents and they were fighting since the child was two. Why shouldn't the child be placed with family members?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    What is that group about?

  • Yoni

    Because that would be too much like right.

  • Yoni

    IDK. I'm asking yall.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Save Lexi from who? Non white people? I guess white is always right. Cough cough.

  • Joyce Jones

    Missing the point

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You know. Your mean self just wants me to actually go look it up myself! Hmmph!

  • Yoni

    Yeah, so you can come back and tell me. FB is a scary place. LOL

  • 88

    White men dressed in costumes fighting to save the world.....I'll pass.

  • JJ

    I disagree have you ever been a foster child or living in group home? You think children give a rats@$$ about having same culture parents when they're stuck in child services sharing room with 4-5 other children, barely getting enough to eat and have no prospects after turning 18 if they can't get a 75% to full ride scholarship to go to college? And you think it's okay to limit their chances of having a actual home and family even further by saying they can only be adopted or fostered by someone with the same culture/background? It's easy to sit on our butts and say stuff like that until you've actually lived it or can think it fully through.

  • Molly Church

    The love & connection the family & entire community has invested n the child is "Hearbreaking. But, they knew being Foster Parents this is what happens & can happen at any time. ?Unfortunately, This is what they signed up for as horrible as it is. ?

  • Yoni

    Crack rocks, right? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • JJ

    I have white coworkers who foster and some who have adopted black children most of them do more to teach their black children about black culture then the black parents including myself at times do. And they do this with no one forcing them to. One asked me about my church and goes to church every Sunday one of two whites at my church just to make sure her child gets to spend time in Sunday school, at church events and gatherings etc to learn from elders in the church. We took our kids to DC together and did extensive tours to learn about civil rights leaders and etc. No one suggested it to her I was already closer to her than most at my job she didn't do it to form a bond with me or get me to think highly of her, she did it for her kid. That's the only requirement it should be someone whos going to love the child unconditionally and sacrifice for them, nuture and guide them. No one should be forced a way on how to raise their child! Not everyone may agree with me and I may stand alone in this view that's fine I rather that then see a child get ripped from her family because of a one drop law.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I searched and first post I saw was these 2 wildebeests fighting in a casino. So...yeah, I'm gonna stop my search right there. I'm good. I don't even care anymore.

  • iWasteTime

    I just bid him a RIP cause his drunken crykehead antics were legendary and quite funny
    ---------------
    Yes indeed! and he wasn't black!!

  • Yoni

    See. LOL Told you that was a scary book. LMAOOO

    Speaking of animal's fighting........Yall see that vid of the Easter bunny fuggin folks up in the mall?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Sandra we gotta look at these non-minority folks the rest of the day?

  • Nonya Bizness

    Wait though. The child is NOT even being given to anyone who is Choctaw. She's being given to a couple who is related to the dad by MARRIAGE. The couple has her sister, and someone else down the street has her other sister.SS claims that the child has been in contact for 3 years with this family that she's being given to, and the family that has her stalled the process over the years(yeah right).
    I think this is BS. If her Choctaw people were so wonderful and had such rights to her, WHY was she ever placed in Foster Care to begin with? Why didn't "her people" take her then, along with her 2 sisters that are living in 2 different homes?

  • Yoni

    Speaking of easter, yall got them good easter outfits ready? What about yall menu's? Anybody going to serve folks easter dinner? Yall know they don't only get hungry on thanksgiving and christmas? Anybody selling dolla sto items in easter baskets for $100? What say yall......

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Made it eem more intriguing to watch!

  • Nonya Bizness

    Why wasn't she placed with family members from jump, when her parents relinquished their rights?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    So they traumatized the little girl because of the law huh? Makes you question the integrity of the "law."

  • Yoni

    Always. *Grinch grin*

  • felinelurker

    Funny story about adopting out of race-my male cousin has a baby by a female (black) that was adopted by white couple. Her adopted family has adopted other black children, 3 from Congo, Africa. The baby is 1 yo now and her white grandfather stated, "Hmmm, I thought her hair would have curled up by now. I mean tight curls." Ummm, sir, all blacks don't have 'tight curls'.

  • Rahab

    Rode that body till the wheels fell off. #repentoneastersunday

  • It’s Taurus Season

    What about yall menu's?
    ^^^^^^
    Going over to the BBQ spot and getting that NC chopped poak BBQ and fixins. Slaw. Hushpuppies. And might eem bless em with some chicken. We will literally just be getting back.

  • Ceezus

    Right! They said the daddy a drug addict so what gon do to raise her? Now the child traumatized!! The family sound petty. Why can't they visit if they want to be involved with the child??

  • LadyFrance

    Im not saying the culture/heritage overrides if the home is sound, safe and loving. That should be a no brainer when placing a child. However, if both situations are of the same regarding safety, ability to care for the child, and provide a secure home, why not place the child with the family who has the same culture/heritage. If that family is horrendously lacking in those areas, then by all means reach outside the community. And, no children often times dont think in terms of what might be beneficial to them down the road. That is why they are children. All areas must be looked at. Neither side is cut and dry , but if both sides are equal then preference should be given to the side with the same culture/heritage.

  • Yoni

    True and true. I'm talking my niece into grilling......and then it's all about seafood.

  • imright

    im surprised ...1.5%??? thats WHITE!!! most times we dont even acknowlege those that r less than 25%?

  • iWasteTime

    I sent a text twice asking my family about a menu, got crickets back... Phuck 'em
    The men are taking their boys out Sunday .. whoo!
    I still got him a outfit to fit that though ...lol

  • It’s Taurus Season

    They better get that coastal seafood while we down there. I might eem pay for it lmaooo

  • BlahBlahBlah

    I thought we was all part Indian, nobody came and got me. Blackfoot stand up!

  • LadyFrance

    Im not saying that all white parents who adopt or have biracial children lack in this area. But for the ones who do, they need to seek out help to accomplish this. I had a white friend who has a biracial son and for some ungodly reason her idea of showing him his black culture is limited to BET and VH1 and the latest hip hop playing on the radio. His father is lack luster to say the least. I have tried to suggest ways for her to truly show her son who he is, but she isn't pressed about it.

  • Yoni

    You going to the house of the Lord? And parade around in yo white shoes and extra tight dress? LMAOOO

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Best not come round here complaining then about what the hell its gonna be here to eat... is your next text.

  • Yoni

    I so can't kick this seafood addiction. #robford/pookie

  • Yoni

    Just bet not come at ALL! FOMF!

  • felinelurker

    Going to Momma's but have to bring the ham AND chitterlings! Did this Thanksgiving & Christmas & they told me not to show up w/o those chitterlings. But but but, I don't even eat them *tears*

  • LadyFrance

    And you are right the child should not have to be ripped away from a family. Someone dropped the ball. Research should have been done better to investigate if there was any living family and then what all that meant, finances, home environment, culture. Some idiot failed. They failed the child, they failed both families so now everyone else is left to pick up the pieces.

  • Yoni

    You going to the house of the Lord first?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    THIS HERE @Feline. Girl. I aint NEVER ate em. Be having to go clean em. First excuse was well your husband eat some. So bish getcho ass over here and put in on this. I am now divorced and aint been with that foo 4-5 years. Why I still gotta be subjected to this ABRUSE??? *tears alongside ya*

  • Luv Pitties

    What's LHH?

  • Candance

    That is heartbreaking!

  • LadyFrance

    LOL at least he is aware of the process that can come. We have 5 living children and their hair range from wavy to springs

  • I want to be free

    Love & Hip Hop

  • Yoni

    Folks need to do a simple #askRachel survey before they adopt. They get ONE question wrong, they're denied.

  • Milani

    New Post

  • LadyFrance

    Sorry, love and hip hop

  • iWasteTime

    lololol!!
    I'm gonna run down to the catholic church, in and out in a hour and then DO ME !!! With out having to hear Bae, Mom, Bae, Mom, Babe, Mommy!!

  • felinelurker

    Girl, I hosted Thanksgiving, so I found this one spot & picked some up for family. They wanna know why didn't I get more, then said don't come for Christmas w/o them! Mom cleaned/cooked them when I was younger but said those days are long gone!

  • felinelurker

    2!!! Sunrise & 11am is MANDATORY! Mom bust in the room at 4;45 waking everybody up!

  • Yoni

    You're going to do their one cup communion? Are they still having fish fry's?

  • Yoni

    .....for the easter play?

  • iWasteTime

    I do not, I didn't in school either ... I had a note ( love my momma)

  • felinelurker

    Sunrise service! Easter play is a whole 'nother service, lol!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Just got to get Zoe10 fit. I'm just gone wear last year fit. We create our own baskets. Menu. Still debating.

  • Yoni

    Did you go last Christmas, new year eve or easter?

  • Yoni

    Damn forreal? Yall don't roll it all into one?

  • Yoni

    PP just sat her ass in the back of the chapel with a stank face. No note needed. LOL

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Its how ours is too. They do it like that in Bama as well. Sunrise service at 6. Easter service either at 10 or 11 depending on your church.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I go every Sunday. Not a CME Saint lol

  • It’s Taurus Season

    This sound like my mama when we was growing up. *hot tears*. As an adult I aint going to boff. ONE. You better pick lady.

  • Roc

    The mother placed the child in foster care without permission from the father. He ain't shyt, and neither is she, but what does that really have to do with anyone else?

    Should something happen to me, and I was unable to care for my child, then you best believe that I would want them with family. Related by marriage or not, it gives your child the opportunity to be with family. Even if they are related by marriage, why would they not see actual family members? Not to mention being raised with their ACTUAL siblings.

    The family has been visiting with her for the last 3 years. They were told to give her to the relatives 3 years ago. They chose to fight and make it a media circus to get their way. They should have given her to her FAMILY 3 years ago. They are the cause of her trauma.

  • iWasteTime

    lolol! I had a note out of confession too, My momma said FOH, I may mess around and confess HER business !

  • felinelurker

    Lol! That's what I said a few yrs ago but now, I actually enjoy going to both. I just don't need my momma raiding the room like I'm in boot camp. Like, lady, I get up Mon-Sat, just fine!

  • Look@m3

    Don't explain yourself. There are some people who just don't expose these BLACK kids to black culture. It is what it is. Tired of people trying to ignore that portion of individuals who don't know anything about their culture. This is why those few hate that they are black (chick on Tyra Banks show) or put up youtube videos with confederate flags in the background. It is what it is.....I think some of us get what you are saying very clearly.

  • felinelurker

    Actually, where I live/attend church now is 3 services. I only do one. But more than likely, I spend holidays back home & it's 2 services there.

  • Yoni

    Bless your hort.

  • Yoni

    I haven't been to church...................................(on Easter Sunday) in Almighty knows how long. LOL

  • Look@m3

    RIGHT!!!!!!! Don't get some of these people on here...you knew this before getting involved. THEY EXPLAIN THIS STUFF TO YOU!

  • Look@m3

    But we (had) still got that 1 drop rule!!!

  • Look@m3

    Guess our ancestors weren't interested in preservation...

  • Yoni

    We normally had/have two services each Sunday. I only attended ONE.......745. Be back home and in bed by 9:30.

  • Yoni

    RIGHT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    They say Obama becoming PLOTUS was our reparations, so we should just shut up and quit whining about everything.

  • AnonymousRose

    Love the native American community, DONT FCK WITH THEIRS.....but I know we only see, that a white family is distraught...boo hoo....learnedwhite people u cant have it all, go find some mix black kids, we wont care...haven't u learned white people, Native Americans are a free people, they go by their own laws. Stick with fcking up black familes....mmk, we wont fight back, EVER.....HMP...HMP....HMP...SMH...

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    I get what you're saying but most the problems with the black community is more than a few black men won't claim their children, let alone give a damn about taking care of them. Therefore, black women are forced to shoulder the burden of being both mother and father, nurturer and disciplinarian, and every other hat that a single mother must wear to her child and herself out homelessness and poverty. A lot of us have chosen bad men to make children with; however, it's no excuse for so called men to abandon their children because you are no longer with their mother.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    So I guess I can claim being native too because my grandma's mother was a Cherokee Indian, I think full blood. Who do I call?

  • Liah

    Wow!!! and why? I need to do some research on this

  • ATL White Guy

    Whenever I see that NARF commercial while watching sports center (not the commercial with the dope rhymes) that talks about non-Indian families adopting Indian kids, I look side-eyed at that part. If there is no Indian family available, to me any loving family is better than none. The commercial makes it seem like NARF believes the kids would be better in a group home than in a loving home.

  • jazmine

    Looks like her father wants his kid to be with his family and found a way to get it done.

  • Kim

    First of all these are foster parents,not adopted parents.Foster parents are well aware that they are temporary parents and the goal is to place the child with their biological family.I lost any sympathy for them when I learned they called the media making the transfer a spectacle.This case has being going on for years,hopefully it's done and she can began her new life.

  • Liar Extinguisher

    Apparently.. they were only foster parents (not adoptive parents) who did not want to give her up when they were supposed to several years ago. They knew from the very beginning that this situation was temporary.. but initiated a losing/legal battle to keep her anyway. They acted on emotions.. instead of following the laws stipulated when becoming a temporary foster family. If they wouldn't have fought.. the child would have been placed with her native relatives YEARS ago and adapted accordingly. The foster family created the drama.. and now they're looking for sympathy.

  • Nikke0208

    This is dumb as shit

  • LaGrl562

    They knew when they took that child into their home that it would be temporary, They did not adopt her They CANNOT adopt her it's the law. I feel for the little girl ,but Foster parents have to understand the law when they take these kids into their homes. This little girl was in foster care for 2 years before she was placed with this family, so to say this is the only family she knows is not true.They have been all over the news with this story and it's gotten national exposure now but Lil Lexi was still uprooted and moved to Utah. I hope what's best for the child is taken into consideration when it's finally all said and done.

    The Guest's comments:
    It is devastating for this child to be removed from the only home she has known. But it was also devastating throughout history the oppression of Native Americans including whites stealing Native American children (especially white looking Native children) and ripping Native families apart.

    This law was enacted to protect the heritage of Native families.

    But I swear I was side eyeing the Foster father the whole time he was giving his interview.................something is not right in the milk

  • Amel

    Heartbreaking. Whats the best interest of the child should always come first.

  • Amel

    Sorry but that little girl is going to be damaged by this, the biological family should have left her where she was. If they cared about her, they would have left her. Watch in 1-2 years when she's back in foster care.

  • Amel

    But white people are by far the largest group who adopt. It would be ideal to keep adoptions within the same race but thats not practical. better kids are adopted outside of their race than be raised in foster homes.

  • Empress

    I need more information. Sometimes these stories are not all that they seem but while I would not be happy with letting her go, I also would not subject her to a circus of strangers yelling in in support. It's frightening enough that she is leaving. People NEVER think of a child's perception to the events that surround them.

  • AnonymousRose

    I can agree with that....

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    One can only do some much as a single parent and some just cant hack it, which makes them either give their children away , have their children taken away, or the worst decision of all murder their children. So I don't fault others for adopt black children because what would happen if they didn't? I think some others(Angelina Jolie) are better suit for adopting black child then some (Madonna).

  • Fendi

    What an atrocity. This baby had a magnificent home, complete with two loving parents and siblings. You can tell by how she clung to her father that she loves her parents. Whomever sought to remove her from that home will have hell to pay. Wait for it.

  • NuBLOSSOM

    clap.

  • Xsjado

    It's sad because all they are doing is turning her into future drunk/pregnant drug addict. Being part Choctaw myself, this law is completely ridiculous.

  • Ann Larson

    The story states the child is Caucasian (white) 1.5% is 1/64th so she is 63 times non Choctaw. The law is outdated and racist - it denies 98.5% of her ancestry which maybe English, Irish, German, Italian - whatever. She should be raised to know all of her ancestral background not forced to identify with an ancestor 8 generations back whose birth was 200 years ago. The law is discriminatory. The Native American culture is using innocent children with the smallest percentage of descent to build up it's numbers. It is the same in Canada and Australia. The propaganda is the Indigenous peoples are more spiritual and have a special relationship with the land. Fine for those who are 100% or 50% after that it should be up to an individual if they wish to identify as Native American. Most are best described as mixed descent.
    The First Peoples Lobby is a minority self interest group no different to the Jewish Lobby or the African American Lobby. The rights of the child should come first. The one drop rule is reverse discrimination - it discriminates against all her Caucasian ancestors

    The decision should not be based on 1.5% of her ancestral background.

    The real choice is - is she better off with non biological parents or distant relatives?

    Seems the distant relatives have not had a sense of urgency.

    The biological parents can always have visitation rights.

    Makes you wonder who really cares for the child. Sometimes certain adoptive parents are more devoted and in this case you'd think that's what the foster parents would have wanted to achieve. No chance for that now - the judge has decided

  • Pablo Sanchez

    YOU STUPID BITCH WHO WROTE THIS ARTICLE THEY DID NOT ADOPT HER SHE WAS IN FOSTER CARE!!!! YOU DUMB NIGGA!! HER BIOLIGICAL FAMILY WANTS HER AND LOVE HER!!! YOU DUMB NIGGAS MAKE ME SICK!!!

  • Atasha KeyonisMom Wright

    They should do the same for black children. Imo.