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Veronica has lived in two homes. Two years with her adoptive family, in South Carolina. Two years with her biological father, a member of the Cherokee nation, in Oklahoma. All the while her life was in the hands of various courts in the American legal system.
National Journal · ByBrian Resnick · 7/10/2013
The biological father of Baby Veronica — the 4-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of a cross-country custody dispute — returned her to her adoptive South Carolina parents Monday night at tribal headquarters in Oklahoma, representatives of her father ...
NBC News · ByGabe Gutierrez andM. Alex Johnson · 9/24/2013
While the nation’s eyes were turned towards the nightmare that unfolded in Boston last week, a very different kind of mess was being argued before the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. The Baby Veronica case, as it’s called, involves a biological father ...
BabyCenter Blog · 4/23/2013
In this case they overlooked the cultural aspects of this child, and baby Veronica, needing to know who she is, where she comes from, what her tribal ties are, understanding her heritage and her identity. And it’s unfortunate that this was lost … they ...
Al JAZEERA · 6/28/2013
Making his first public comments since ending the legal battle over "Baby Veronica" two years ago," Dusten Brown endorsed a set of proposed federal regulations that are meant to avoid the kind of adoption dispute that he endured. Not appearing in person ...
Oklahoma News · 5/14/2015
The “Baby Veronica” case, as it has been dubbed, has split many throughout the country. Some say it’s a case of adoptive parental rights. Some say it’s a case of the Indian Child Welfare Act. But, at its essence, is a little girl who is now ...
The Cherokee One Feather · 10/1/2013
The last week of June ushered forth a history changing Supreme Court decision embroiled in controversy. While most in the United States were keenly aware of the repeal of DOMA, it was actually a decision made the previous day which held major …
modvive.com · 7/6/2013
Much has been made this week of the Supreme Court’s decision that the Indian Child Welfare Act did not apply in the case of Baby Veronica. South Carolina later reversed its earlier decision and returned Veronica to her adopted parents, removing her ...
Patheos · 9/27/2013
(Newser) – After nearly four years of legal battles that went all the way to the Supreme Court—and then kept going—the "Baby Veronica" saga came to an end today, as the girl's biological father announced that he was ending all litigation in the case.
Newser · ByKevin Spak · 10/10/2013
The Tulsa World reports the contempt case was dropped Thursday after Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation reached an agreement with Matt and Melanie Capobianco, who are the adoptive parents of 4-year-old Veronica. Brown faced contempt charges …
KOCO Oklahoma City · 1/17/2014