California's Supreme Court refused Wednesday to overturn a lower court ruling that authorized the removal of 6-year-old Lexi Page of partial Choctaw lineage from her foster home in Santa Clarita so she can live with relatives in Utah.
On Thursday, Lexi's former foster family made it known they weren't giving up the fight for her.
"I don't know a single parent who wouldn't scream from the mountaintops or run to the ends of the earth for their child. And that's what we've done," said Rusty Page, Lexi's former foster father.
A State Appellate Court ordered social workers to take Lexi away from the Page's family's Santa Clarita home 10 days ago.
It was a very emotional day, with many protestors and the page family deeply upset.
Lexi was taken to live with extended family in Utah because of the Indian Child Welfare Act
"She is 1.5% indian and that's Indian enough for the federal government to grant jurisdiction," said attorney Robin Sax.
DCFS, or the Department of Children and Family Services released this statement today: "We continue to support the court’s decision to have Lexi live with her extended family and sibling. We ask that the media be respectful of her privacy.”
The Chowtaw Nation issued this statement to FOX 11:
"We are pleased with the state Supreme Court's decision, but what is most important is that Lexi is settling into her new, loving home and playing with her sisters."
A lawyer with the family says they are waiting for the Court of Appeals to make their decision.
If they don't rule in the family's favor, the family will go back to the State Supreme Court and ask them to hear the case.
They are willing to take this all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.