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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The adoption of baby Veronica, the girl who has been making national news in a custody battle, has been finalized.

A South Carolina family court completed the adoption in a closed-door transfer Wednesday afternoon.

Baby Veronica, now 3 years old, is still in the custody of her biological father, Dusten Brown, here in Oklahoma.

Officials said Veronica will be transferred back to her family in South Carolina in a seven-day process.

Authorities have not confirmed when that will happen.

Veronica has been with her biological father, Brown, for the last 18 months.

Several Native American groups have now filed federal lawsuits in this case.

Those whole case centers around the Indian Child Welfare Act and Brown’s Cherokee heritage.