A rainbow appeared in the sky just before a prayer vigil was held on Monday night outside of the home of Rusty and Summer Page, the foster parents who lost custody of a 6-year-old girl due to a 1978 federal law mandating that “Indian children” be raised by Native Americans.
It was a sign that Rusty Page called "an excellent reminder of God's promises to his people" in a statement issued to TheBlaze on Tuesday.
"Last night we had a vigil at our house, minutes before we were to start there was downpour everywhere in Valencia except our small neighborhood, but right around our starting time the skies cleared up and left an amazing rainbow directly above the Lexi’s Corner sign," he said. "Fortunately, one of our supporters captured and shared it as an excellent reminder of God’s promises to His people."
He concluded the statement by saying that he thanks the Lord for his promises and that, despite challenges, God is in control and "there is hope."
As TheBlaze previously reported, Page told The Church Boys podcast on Monday that he and his wife, Summer, are continuing to pursue legal appeals in an effort to try and bring Lexi, who is one-and-a-half percent Choctaw Native American, back to their home after the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services removed her on March 21 and placed her with extended relatives who live in Utah.
Page said that he and his family, whom Lexi lived with over the past four years, have not been allowed to speak with the little girl since she was taken from the home 22 days ago.
The Pages had previously sought to adopt Lexi, but were prevented from doing so due to the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act coming into the mix — an act that critics claim is being misapplied in this particular case. The provision was signed into law to “establish standards for the placement of Indian children in foster or adoptive homes, to prevent the breakup of Indian families, and for other purposes.”
Listen to Page discuss the family's battle below:
As for the rainbow, Page said that it appeared above the recently installed "Lexi's Corner" sign — a street sign that was erected after protesters began flocking to the California neighborhood on the corner of Ron Ridge Drive and Pamplico Drive in an effort to support the Pages' efforts.
"Just moments after Lexi was driven off by LA County DCFS Indian Unit officials, a supporter, who owns a sign shop, asked how he could help," reads a statement from the family. "From that point on, the corner was officially named 'Lexi's Corner' and a sign was installed at no charge whatsoever to the Page family."
Critics, though, have pushed back against the Pages' claims, saying that they knew all along that the foster case would be temporary.
Read more about the overarching custody battle over Lexi here.
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