Court moving forward with baby Veronica adoption, father still fighting

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A family court in South Carolina has now set a hearing for Wednesday to determine how to transfer custody of baby Veronica back to her adoptive parents. This is following a ruling from the South Carolina Supreme Court earlier in July. Veronica’s biological father, Oklahoma resident Dusten Brown, said the fight is […]

Rally takes place outside state Capitol in the ‘Baby Veronica’ adoption case

Protesters rally at the state Capitol this morning in connection with the ‘Baby Veronica’ adoption case. The group is showing support for the child’s biological father, Dusten Brown, and is upset in a court’s decision to not allow the Indian Child welfare Act to play a role in this case. The adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie […]

Baby Veronica’s father staying in Oklahoma, extradition withdrawn

OKLAHOMA CITY – After a brutal battle over the custody of a 4-year-old girl, South Carolina has withdrawn its order of extradition for Baby Veronica’s biological father, Dusten Brown. Brown was originally cited for custodial interference when the South Carolina Supreme Court ordered Brown to hand over his daughter to the Capobiancos, the couple who […]

Dusten Brown, biological father of Baby Veronica, issues statement

Dusten Brown had worked with, Baby Veronica’s legal adoptive parents for custodial rights of his daughter, but was unsuccessful. Veronica, who is now 4, left Oklahoma with her legal adoptive parents days ago and is now back in South Carolina. Dusten Brown issued the following statement on the transfer of his daughter, Veronica: “The last […]

Biological father in baby Veronica custody battle bonds out of Okla. jail

SALLISAW, Okla. – The biological father in the middle of baby Veronica’s adoption battle has bonded out of a Sequoyah facility Monday morning. According to Chrissi Nimmo, Assistant Attorney General for the Cherokee Nation, Dusten Brown did not attend the emergency hearing in Cherokee Nation tribal court Monday, he was in custody. The National Guard released […]

UPDATE: Baby Veronica’s biological father released on bail

UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: Authorities have released Baby Veronica’s biological father, Dusten Brown, on bail Thursday afternoon. He turned himself in after Gov. Mary Fallin signed an extradition order to send him to South Carolina to face criminal charges. Brown’s extradition hearing is set for Oct. 3. The Tulsa World reports the adoptive parents were supposed to […]

Baby Veronica case headed to Okla. Supreme Court

OKLAHOMA CITY – The custody battle for baby Veronica is now headed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Veronica’s biological father Dusten Brown has now appealed a lower court decision to the state Supreme Court. Brown has been fighting veronica’s adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina, over custody of the toddler. Brown and […]

Gov. Fallin signs order sending Baby Veronica’s biological father to S.C.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin signed the extradition order for Dusten Brown, the biological father of Baby Veronica. After a court ordered Brown to hand over Veronica to the Capobianco family last month, he refused. That meant that he would face charges in South Carolina for not following the court’s order. However, it would […]

Baby Veronica custody battle heads to tribal hearing Wednesday

A tribal hearing is scheduled Wednesday in the baby Veronica case; just a day after the custody battle’s first hearing in the State Supreme Court. Veronica’s biological father, Oklahoman Dusten Brown, has been fighting a South Carolina couple for custody of the 3-year-old girl. Veronica’s birth mother was pregnant with her when she put Veronica […]

Baby Veronica group confronts Governor Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY – A group supporting Dusten Brown took the opportunity at a public event to confront Governor Mary Fallin over her involvement in the case. Brown’s daughter, Veronica, is at the center of a heated custody battle between himself and the couple from South Carolina that adopted her. A Facebook group, Standing Our Ground […]

Court allows Baby Veronica to stay in Okla. for now

OKLAHOMA CITY – Following a decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Baby Veronica will stay with her biological father while he continues to appeal the decision to send her back to South Carolina. The Supreme Count apparently left a “stay” order in place that will keep the little girl with her biological father for now. […]

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