Affidavit of Birth Mother Regarding Native American Heritage Form

Affidavit of Birth Mother Regarding Native American Heritage Form

Birth Mothers requesting adoptive placement services through Adoption Choices of Nevada, a licensed Adoption Agency, are advised that Federal Law (Indian Child Welfare Act) requires that adoptive placement of children with Native American Indian heritage can occur ONLY following specific procedures. Failure to identify and disclose any Native American Indian heritage in your child could jeopardize the security of your placement. If the proper procedures are not followed, the adoption placement can be dissolved, even years after finalization, leading to disruption in the life of the child and all involved. You are advised to make a vigorous inquiry of your family regarding the existence of Native American Indian heritage. We are aware of the procedures to assist you in pursuing your adoption plan following receipt of this information.