Is it difficult to adopt a Native American child?
If you are not Native American, the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act must be followed. Adoption planning procedures for Native American children requires that special regulations be followed as outlined in the Indian Child Welfare Act. The purpose of the act is to preserve Indian families and culture, primarily by allowing Indian Tribes the option of involvement if an Indian child is to be adopted. Your local social worker or local tribal authority can provide more information.