12:58 Mar. 23, 2016
Foster family of 1/64 Native American Lexi fights to get girl back
The longtime foster family of a 6-year-old part-Native American girl who was taken from their home because of her heritage filed an appeal Tuesday with the California court in an effort to get her back.
Rusty and Summer Page have been fighting for years to gain custody of Lexi, who they have fostered for four years.
But Lexi is 1/64th Choctaw Native American, and after a long legal back-and-forth California's Second District Court of Appeals ruled Friday that she would be placed with relatives in Utah in accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
The law, according to its own language, seeks to keep children of Native American heritage with Native American tribes and their members. Full story