The Goldwater Institute, Protecting Native Children and Lies the PR Firm Told Us Part 1

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In my last blog post (Which I’m afraid was a bit of time ago, my apologies, I have had other things come up in life), I spoke of the new organization CAMI, Citizens Against the Misuse of ICWA.   This is headed up by the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, an organization that looks to loose a source of income if the BIA regulations go through.

The whole thing looked fishy, especially as Johnston Moore was getting involved in ANOTHER Anti-ICWA group – but further research ALSO put him on the CAICW board.   My respect for Focus on the Family and iHeartOrphans has hit a new low.  Many natives consider Lisa Morris and her ilk to be a hate group.  I want to believe that Johnston Moore has the best interests of foster children at heart, especially as once the Sonya facts came out he has never mentioned it again, but this is troubling, especially due to his previous claim that Home Forever had no official position on ICWA.

There have been several releases coming out of late one is Turtle Talk and the other being from NICWA both speaking of a Goldwater Institute Federal lawsuit being filed claiming that the Indian Child Welfare Act is discriminatory against Native Americans.

Ironically, the person in question that is announcing this is William B. Allen of both CAICW and CPICF.   He’s referred to on both the CPICF AND CAICW websites as a “Civil Rights Leader.”    William B. Allen was actually FORCED off of the Civil Rights Committee by George Bush Sr. due to his improper involvement with an Apache child.   I will be going through this case in depth later.   Suffice to say that between this and his speech entitled “Blacks? Animals? Homosexuals? What is a Minority?” at a California conference he was not someone that Bush wanted kept on HIS Civil Rights Committee.

Today though, the Institute revealed a slick new website with heart wrenching stories of children harmed by the Indian Child Welfare Act.    Two of the cases were from the Spirit Lake reservation, one that is problematic and known to be so.   Several of these cases are from families upset that they couldn’t adopt.   The Lupos for example as involved in the Elle case where the child was given to her Aunt and Uncle under ICWA once more spoke out.

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Let’s be honest, Washington has a very strict Families First law.   When Elle’s Aunt and Uncle stepped up, she would be returned.   Also the Lupos couldn’t handle working on a decent transition period to her family.   They asked DCS to take her away because they couldn’t do what was in the child’s best interest.

THEN there is this gem.
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First off “Brown was a registered member of the Cherokee tribe, but beyond that had no significant involvement with the tribe, according to court records.”

If this is the case then why do the South Carolina Supreme Court records state this:

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That shows pretty clearly that Dusten Brown WAS involved in Cherokee Culture.

And another gem:  “In January 2010, a few days before Brown deployed to Iraq, he signed the paperwork consenting to Veronica’s adoption.”

Again in the same ruling:

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Finally this:  “Six months later, Brown agreed to relinquish his parental rights rather than pay child support.”

This was of course due to a text message, but keep in mind that the text message was DISALLOWED at the South Carolina Supreme Court because there was LITERALLY no context for it – just one simple message and that is it.

I have yet to find a connection to Mrs., Jessica Munday in this or to Brad Caricofe, but mark my words it is there, the lies and styling are too much alike to be mere coincidence.   The Goldwater Institute is LYING to everyone and they need to be called out on it.

I will go through the rest of the page step by step in future posts, but this is my best start.

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Why Veronica Brown Will Not Be Swept Under the Rug

It has been almost a year since Veronica Brown (now Veronica Capobianco) was forcibly removed from her father and her stepmother on Cherokee land.

Tulsa World posted a small picture of a smiling beautiful four year old in a pink shirt, a child happy at her fourth birthday party, taken less than two weeks before her world was shattered.

Her world was shattered not because her family was neglecting her.   They didn’t remove her because her family was abusing her, but they removed her because a family “wanted her more.”   In fact, they even went so far as to claim that Dusten would change her mind and not want her again, and that was why they had to remove her from her family.

As far as I’m concerned ICWA should not have even had to be a factor in this case, but due to what I consider unconstitutional laws in South Carolina, it was the only way that Dusten had a chance to keep his daughter.    A mother can manipulate the system in South Carolina and it is a perfectly acceptable way to bypass the father’s rights.

And what of Matthew and Melanie Capobianco?   Pulling a child away from her biological parents with no real need to do so proved only that they are unfit parents.   Add on the dual transition plan – http://adoptivecouplevsbabygirl.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/give-us-our-prize-and-our-money-too/ – linked up here and their goals seemed more on winning than about what was in their child’s best interest.

Now, they want privacy, they demand that everyone leave them alone, but I don’t see how this is possible – because Matthew and Melanie Capobianco are now the poster parents for unethical adoption.   According to the courts what they did was legal, though that being said, there are some extreme doubts on this point, but ethical?      Attempting to adopt a child without notifying the father?   When the mother said that the father was Cherokee, but information came back to the contrary why did they not press this?    Why didn’t they make sure that what they were doing was ethical?

And why didn’t they just step back and say, “No, we’re leaving this child with her father” when Veronica clearly didn’t remember them?   Or were they so sure that they were the only ones that cared for her and therefore had drunk the CAICW kool-aid that a native family was incapable of caring for their children.   Indeed, they have proven themselves unfit to take care of ANY multiracial child by spending so much time publicly saying that any part of her heritage wasn’t enough to matter.

There indeed is one of the ultimate ironies in this case, the CAICW, the aforementioned “Christian” Alliance for Indian Child Welfare, pulling a child from her Christian family to be raised by a childless ATHEIST couple.   An ATHEIST COUPLE.    How you want to live your life is your own business but the implication here is that an atheist white family is going to be more suitable than a native family.    Combine this with the recent discussion on the CAICW’s website and you’re getting a recipe for finding out that Lisa Morris’s actions speak much louder than she perhaps intended.

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By the way Lisa Morris, yes you can speak for YOUR family but you don’t speak for native everywhere.   And you don’t speak for the multiracial children like many are.   They want to stay connected to their families too.   Contrary to what Jessica Munday and her ilk say, they ARE a racist organization.    And they don’t speak for multiracial children, they don’t speak for natives and they DEFINITELY do not speak for Christians.

(And as a side note, I WILL explain later about why she is wrong about ICWA and will include documentation that does not include tribal government conspiracy theory)

So why won’t any of us let the Veronica case go?

Because of these fathers, proving that this fight has to continue until these men get their children back.

Rob Manzanares – https://www.facebook.com/helpRobManzanares

Trent Reicks – https://www.facebook.com/bringtrentsbabygirlhome – his case is in desperate need of funds right now – http://www.gofundme.com/ec5lc8 is the link to his gofundme site – he’s fighting the county district attorney to get his daughter back.

Anthony Lingle – https://www.facebook.com/BringHaileyHome – this man got the adoption overturned as a thwarted father, now has to share custody with a failed adoptive parent.

Brandon Owen, a soldier – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Standing-Our-Ground-for-Olivia-Rose-Owen/

And there are so many more.

What happened to Dusten Brown did not just affect him, it affected every father that is fighting to get their children back from an illegal or unethical adoption.

And because of the awareness this case brought, the following positive outcomes have occurred.

1.  Desirai Simmons is back with her father and grandmother.

2.   A team working with John McCaul, Sonya’s father, was able to more quickly combat the PR team that worked on Veronica’s case.    The wheels of justice move slowly but they will turn.
3.   Elle, a young foster child in Washington was able to very quickly be pulled away from the limelight.   This is a victory for her privacy.

We won’t let up about Veronica until the wrongs have been righted and she knows that ALL of her story is online to see.