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Indian Child Welfare Act Self-Test

Incorrect - The correct answer is (c) foster care and pre-adoptive placement, termination of parental rights, adoption, and status offenses (which can only be committed by children)

25 U.S.C. § 1903 Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter, except as may be specifically provided otherwise, the term -

(1) "child custody proceeding" shall mean and include -

   (i) "foster care placement" which shall mean any action removing an Indian child from its parent or Indian custodian for temporary placement in a foster home or institution or the home of a guardian or conservator where the parent or Indian custodian cannot have the child returned upon demand, but where parental rights have not been terminated;

  (ii) "termination of parental rights" which shall mean any action resulting in the termination of the parent-child relationship;

  (iii) "preadoptive placement" which shall mean the temporary placement of an Indian child in a foster home or institution after the termination of parental rights, but prior to or in lieu of adoptive placement; and

  (iv) "adoptive placement" which shall mean the permanent placement of an Indian child for adoption, including any action resulting in a final decree of adoption.

Such term or terms shall not include a placement based upon an act which, if committed by an adult, would be deemed a crime or upon an award, in a divorce proceeding, of custody to one of the parents.

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