July 17, 2013

Baby Veronica returned to adoptive parents

Baby Veronica Must Return to Adoptive Parents

By Suzette BrewerThe South Carolina State Supreme Court just hours ago ordered the finalization of the adoption of Veronica Brown to Matt and Melanie Capobianco of James Island. The Court has ordered the case to the Family Court judge in Charleston for finalization.

Ending a bitterly fought contest over custody of the child that led to the U.S. Supreme Court in April over the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act, the Capobiancos will be filing shortly with the family court to finalize the adoption. Dusten Brown has five days to file for a rehearing in state court or the adoption will become final.
Comment:  That's "returned" as in "ordered returned," not "physically returned." Dusten Brown isn't turning Veronica over yet.

For more on the subject, see Court Thwarts ICWA in Baby Veronica Case and Media Misreports Native Adoption.

Below:  "Veronica with her biological father, Dusten."


Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:


#BabyVeronica reignites debate on Native American adoption

Court ruling returns Native American child to white adoptive parents.

A three-year-old Native American child known as “Baby Veronica” has been caught in a political tug-of-war between her adoptive parents and biological father. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court in the US state of South Carolina ordered that she be returned again to her adoptive parents.

Anonymous said...

Capobianco. Such a meaningful name. It means "white capo". LOL