Couple v. Baby Girl, 570 U.S. ___ (2013), is a decision of the United States
Supreme Court holding the Indian Child Welfare Act does not bar the termination
of a biological father’s rights who never had physical or legal custody of the
child, and otherwise had no standing under state law to block the adoption of
his child. This decision has wide-ranging implications for adoption, third-party
custody, and foster care and termination proceedings involving Indian
children. Join us for a discussion on the case and the possible
implications for your practice.
D. Fiddler, Fiddler Law Office, P.A.
Fiddler is one of the lead attorneys for the adoptive parents in Adoptive Couple
v. Baby Girl. Mark is a fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys,
and founded the Indian Child Welfare Act Center in Minneapolis in 1993. He’s
been appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on Foster Care and
Adoption, the Minnesota Supreme Court Child Protection Rules Committee, the
Minnesota Supreme Court Expedited Juvenile Appeals Rules Committee, the DHS Blue
Ribbon Adoption Committee, and the State Court Bench Manual Committee on Indian
Child Welfare Act. He has litigated several ICWA cases in Minnesota appellate
courts and serves as co-counsel to attorneys in ICWA cases throughout the United
States. Mark is a 1988 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and is
a proud enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
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