Please know that this is not an isolated case. I know another family who lost their adopted son after a year for the same reason. I also have a sister, whose husband is a member of a Native American tribe-- they have had potential adoptions fall through twice (toddler age children in foster care) because the tribe fought on behalf of the incarcerated father to let them keep the children in foster care rather than put them up for adoption. Even though the potential adoptive father is 1/4 Native American.
Is this a well-meaning, but actually harmful law, or do think there is sound reasoning behind it?