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Supreme Court Settles Baby Veronica Custody Dispute

Cherokee Girl Handed Over to Her Adoptive Parents

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has awarded a South Carolina couple custody of the 4-year-old Cherokee girl they adopted at birth, despite the fact that the biological father says the Indian Child Welfare Act mandates that the child be raised within the Cherokee Nation. The girl was put up for adoption by her birth mother before she was born, and Matt and Melanie Capobianco took custody of her shortly after her birth. However, Dusten Brown, the girl's biological father, has been fighting for years for custody because he wanted the girl to remain with the Native American tribe.

To read more about the fight over baby "Veronica" and the Supreme Court's decision, read the whole story on Huffington Post.

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Penny-H. Penny-H. 3 years
I saw this on Dr Phil - I am posting a link from youtube for anyone who wants a more in depth look into this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWzeOzdhaw I am in favour of this decision in this situation. They adopted in good faith and love her and are good parents by any standards. I do believe that more aboriginal children should be raised in the aboriginal community. There is so much damage already done and there needs to be alot of healing. In this case, however, the mother made a decision and the father didnt want any part of it until alot later. She could have chosen to abort, so why take away her right to choose adoption? It wasnt like he was beating down the hospital door to get custody. Just one person's opinion.
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