Baby Veronica’s father files paperwork for adoption
OKLAHOMA CITY– After a hard fought custody battle that reached the U.S. Supreme Court, new paperwork has been filed to try and get a little girl back to her biological father.
Veronica’s biological father, Dusten Brown, has filed paperwork in the Nowata County District Court to adopt the girl.
His parents also made a similar filing in the Cherokee Nation District Court.
Veronica, now 3-years-old, is at the center of a custody case which made its way all the way to the Supreme Court.
In 2009, Veronica’s biological mother put her up for adoption and she was adopted by a couple in South Carolina.
Brown used his status as a Cherokee Indian to challenge the adoption and try and get his daughter back two years after her adoption to a non-Indian couple.
In 2011, a higher court gave Brown custody, citing the Indian Child Welfare Act.
But the case didn’t end there.
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled against the other court’s decision, sending Veronica back to her adoptive parents.
The Cherokee Nation Attorney General says there is no time frame on the resolution of this case.