I am a moderate generally, but this is one area where I tend to take a conservative viewpoint. The government, local, state and federal, all have entirely too much power. As someone who has just recently been sucked into a foster role, I've been drowning myself in papers, websites, magazines, articles - all about child protective services and how they act, the powers they have, and what enables their authority. From disgruntled neighbors, co-workers, doctors, educators, anyone anywhere can be reported. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/05/legal-child-abduction.aspx http://www.npr.org/2011/10/25/141662357/incentives-and-cultural-bias-fuel-foster-system The largest unspoken problem in this equation are unelected overlords who use "discretion" solely when judging cases. These judges are supposed to be "impartial, bias free" and work within the confines of a vague, shadowy legal system with little framework and no real solid foundation for jurisprudence. It's impossible for someone to be unbiased, and the same judge can hear similar cases and decide entirely different ways - there is NO equity in this system. This doesn't just affect Indians. It also affects poor people, far more then anyone else. In my specific case, my sister had her kids taken a year ago; and, 4 months ago she moved to my state. 2 days after she had gotten the youngest back, CPS took her kids again. A different state, same story. This time, I took all 4 of them in. For a short period I am raising 5 kids, only one of which is my own. My sister's husband left her for drugs. She has a home. Her kids are fed, transported and taken care of. She has number 5 in her belly. This illicit ring of governmental control is obscene. What say ye?