In the US, social workers take a girl from a white foster family because she is IndianBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/in-the-us-social-workers-take-a-girl-from-a-white-foster-family-because-she-is-indian.html
The heartbreaking scene took place at one of the houses in the Californian city of Santa Clarita. Hysterical, 6-year-old Lexie clung to her foster father, Rusty Page, who reluctantly fought his way through the crowd of protesters to hand over his daughter to the Department of Children and Family Affairs. The girl kept repeating: "Don't give me to them," and the foster mother, watching how the girl was put into the back seat of the black car of social workers, sobbed, shouted: "I love you, Lexi."
Lexi came into the family of Summer and Rusty Page at the age of 1.5 years and has since grown up with the rest of the couple's children. The girl was taken away from her biological mother, who beat the child. Lexi doesn't know another family or another home. But the blood of the indigenous people of the United States, the Choctaw tribe, flows in the girl (her father is an Indian, and with a criminal past), and according to the law on the protection of children of Indian origin, the child must live, if not with his parents, then at least with relatives. The Page family tried unsuccessfully for more than two years to adopt Lexie, and on Sunday they received a notification that the girl would be taken away from the family.
By the way, the couple's neighbors were outraged by this decision and tried to interfere with social workers. But Rusty and Summer obeyed the authorities and handed over the girl. Now Lexi will live in another city in a family of relatives from her father's side.
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6-year-old Lexi in the arms of her foster father.
The foster mother of the girl with her children, who also cried when they realized that their sister was being taken away from them.
The Paige family is complete.
The girl's uncle and aunt also couldn't believe that the child was being taken away by social workers.
Rusty Page (pictured) and his wife have been trying to adopt a girl for the past two years, but they were denied.
Protesters even gathered outside the family's house against such a decision by the authorities. People had to stand helplessly and watch as Lexi was separated from her family.
According to the Native American Children's Protection Act, a child must be raised in Native American culture and know all about their roots. Lexi will be sent to Utah, where she will live in a family not of Indians, but of distant relatives from her father's side, who are already raising the girl's sister.