Adoptive parents of Baby Veronica asking for privacy after gaining custody
Capobianco Family Photo (Taken 9/23/13 - Location unknown)
The adoptive parents of Baby Veronica released a new statement and family photo Tuesday afternoon.
Nearly 21 months ago, we vowed to do everything legally possible to reunite our family. While we are overjoyed to bring Veronica home, we sympathize with the Brown family during this difficult time. Despite our differences, and everything that has happened over the last several months, we all love Veronica and want what is best for her. We are grateful that the visits we’ve enjoyed with our daughter allowed us to reconnect as a family and ease her transition home. We are all doing well and our focus now is on healing and getting our life back to normal. While we recognize there are many who have taken a strong interest in Veronica’s case, we ask for privacy during this precious time with our daughter. We are eternally grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of prayers and support for our family.
– Matt and Melanie Capobianco
The family was part of an adoption case that made news around the world. The biological father, Dusten Brown of Oklahoma and a member of the Cherokee tribe, fought for custody.
Brown had custody of Veronica in Oklahoma since December 2011.
After the case was taken to numerous courts the Oklahoma State Supreme Court opened the way for the adoptive parents from South Carolina to get custody of the child.
A tearful Brown and his wife said goodbye to the child Monday night and she was handed over to the Capobiancos.
The Capobiancos have left Oklahoma but we do not know where they are at this time.