The Indian Child Welfare Act has caused a six-year-old girl to be taken from her foster family.
Created in 1978, the law states that “Indian children must be raised by Native Americans”. The girl is just one-and-a-half percent Choctaw Native American.
According to The Blaze, Lexi’s foster parents, Summer and Rusty Page of Santa Clarita, California were trying to adopt the young girl for over two years.
However, the Indian Child Welfare Act caused authorities to seize the child, with plans to place her with relatives in Utah.
The incident was caught on video.
“Our hearts are broken and we are trying to make sense of everything that has happened with our three other children who witnessed their sister Lexi forcefully ripped away from our family by strangers,” the Page family said in a statement.
“But nobody could possibly be more devastated than our 6-year-old daughter who found herself restrained in a car and driven away to go and live in a foreign place hundreds of miles from her family, friends, teachers, home and life.”
A petition has been created to reunite Lexi with her foster family. It has over 58,000 signatures since the time of this posting.
The Pages say they will fight to bring Lexi back home.