Lori Alvino McGill – A “Rising Star” Falling Rapidly

Standing Our Ground for Children posted a story yesterday – Another Foster Care Case where the foster family is claiming that they have more rights than a child’s natural family.

This case also involves ICWA, the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law designed to protect native families from illegal adoptions and from being ripped away from their homes and cultures.      Under ICWA, a child deemed an “Indian Child”, namely “any unmarried person who is under age eighteen and is either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian tribe” (25 U.S.C. § 1903) is required to have relative placement status automatically and should be placed with native foster parents if that is unavailable.   Only after these things are ruled out should they be left with a white family.

National Indian Child Welfare Association’s FAQ – is here for more information.

Similar to Sonya’s case, these parents are trying to adopt without DCS consent.    The father has been trying to get his child back even after a stint in jail.   Also similar to Sonya’s case there has never been an issue with the father.    In fact, people leave him glowing reviews about his parenting skills.

But due to the fact that he had no family in the area, California did not follow the preferred placement portion of ICWA.       Social Services kept adding more and more requirements until he had enough and requested that his child be sent to Utah under ICWA’s preferred placement.

Done and DONE.   Or it should’ve been.    The child should be raised in his/her own culture with his/her relatives.

And now we bring in another name familiar to another unethical adoption case, Lori Alvino McGill.   The attorney appointed for Christina Maldonado.    She is considered a “shining star” among DC Attorneys and frankly is the most unprofessional of “shining stars” that I think I’ve seen on social media in a long time.

Among other things one night, she spent a lot of time on the Standing Our Ground site telling all of the supporters of Dusten Brown about what horrible scum they were supporting.

In addition, she called Veronica and her sister illegitimate spawn on these late night possibly drunken postings.


Lifting the Veil Blogpost – has another gem of a quote in here, showing what interest McGill acts in, “ICWA tells a single unmarried woman who wishes to choose adoptive parents for her unborn child—a choice that would be respected under her State’s laws—that she must either terminate her pregnancy, raise the child herself, or surrender her child to a Tribe that is a total stranger to her and to the unborn child.”  (this incidentally is debunked, read the article, it’s very informative about ICWA and Indian heritage.)

Also from the Baby Veronica era, McGill decided that she was going to contact bloggers in a very unprofessional manner to get them to change their mind.

Incidentally, this is because more and more people were standing against the Capobianco’s and Christina Maldonado.   In fact, the last story from The Today Show where the Capobianco family was crying for the cameras, the majority of the comments were AGAINST rather than for the Capobiancos, proving that this was not just about ICWA but about father’s rights as well.



Keep in mind, she claimed to speak for Christina Maldonado AND for Veronica’s best interest.   And she spends her late night time slamming Dusten on Facebook and spreading more lies.   (Back to Brad Caricofe on that one)

Two of those screenshots are posted here.


The current rumor is that she was totally drunk while doing it.

The foster parents in this Choctaw case?

They are Christian, or at least they claim to be – they go to http://www.gracechurch.org/ with an active adoption focus.
So why are they deliberately working to make a child fatherless in the name of caring for the fatherless?   Why are they actively working on keeping this child from his or her family?

And why are they pairing with an attorney with a history of lying and unprofessional behavior to get what she wants?

More questions that I will hopefully push more later.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol F.
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 06:16:38

    Great Post and thank you for your writing it!
    I found it Interesting that Russell Ripley Page (or Rusty Page) and his wife Summer Lynn Page, the foster parents in this case are both evangelical Christians and members of Grace Community Church is Sun Valley, Calif. Grace Church encourages its members to support adoptions through their Hands for Help Ministries in which Rusty has been as active proponent of foster care. Rusty Page attended the conservative (and Calvinist) Master’s College in California, run by his own pastor at Grace Church, John MacArthur. They believe it’s God’s mission to call Christians to adopt. That’s why they’re fighting to keep Alexandria Page from her Choctaw father (echoes of Baby Veronica and the conservative Christian Elizabeth Morris of CAICW).
    As for the Pages’ attorney Lori Alvino Mcgill, rumor has it she wants to make a name for herself and get this case to the US Supreme Court.


  2. Sam
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 14:39:50

    I cannot stand this reprehensible piece of trash and make no mistake, that is all she is.


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  4. Tessa
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 16:32:11

    Carol, I agree with you on all but ONE thing! This child is and never has been a Page! Calling her Lexi Page just encourages the nutters to believe S&R rightfully have some kind of claim to her! They don’t! Never have!


  5. ifonlyforashorttimeblog
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 20:06:57

    I think it’s also interesting to mention that the therapist the Pages hired to look over Doi Ficks(the court appointed expert) not only did a bonding study that she never got approval to speak with the child but did anyway but this expert is none other then Deena McMahon the same expert that did Veronica’s transition plan…..


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