The last time most of us heard about the heart-breaking Baby Veronica case was several weeks ago, when the child's Native American father gave up his years-long legal battle to retain custody of her, and her adoptive parents promised to maintain ties to her biological family.
I have been watching the "Baby Veronica" case for some time now. I have witnessed the reporting slants of various news outlets; the outrage of concerned citizens; the shock and grief of fellow adoptees; and the powerful replies of the First Nations.
I began composing this post a while ago and planned for it to be mainly a research-focused article highlighting the rights fathers do and do not have when it comes to their children being adopted out. Then the unfathomable happened: Dusten Brown was forced to relinquish his four-year-old daughter, Veronica, to the couple who have...
INSTITUTE CALLS FOR GREATER PROTECTION OF BIRTH/FIRST PARENT RIGHTS For Use in Weekend/Monday Stories Relating to 'Baby Veronica' To arrange an interview or if you have questions, please contact the Adoption Institute's Executive Director, Adam Pertman, at 617-763-0134 or firstname.lastname@example.org . NEW YORK, Sept.
As an adoption, Baby Girl vs Adoptive Couple reveals irregularities at best and complete disregard for law at worst. 1) Veronica was 3 days old residing in Oklahoma when the initial adoption paperwork was filed in South Carolina. 2) Dusten did NOT (as verified by court documentation) sign away his parental rights nor give his permission to place Veronica for adoption.
Dear Veronica, Whatever your adoptive parents have told you for the past sixteen years, I hope they have told you this: You were loved, cherished, and wanted by your father. I don't mean Matt Capobianco, even though you have grown up calling him "Daddy" and "Dad."
As I write this rumors are circulating that you have received physical custody of Baby Veronica. I say rumors because in all honesty, I am afraid to look to confirm it since even the thought that this is true makes me want to throw up.
I don't know if I can write this. If it is even worth it. If any of this is worth it anymore. We have failed a sweet, innocent little girl. Failed her in the worst of ways. And I say we for all of us. A society. A nation. Our media.
Yesterday, the OK courts lifted the temporary stay and the "prize" was returned to her rightful owners. After all they wanted her more, they paid more, they fought more, they had more purchased influence on their side, they lied more, they cheated more, they played a dirtier game from the beginning.
Please review the following resources related to the ongoing custody case for Veronica Brown. If you are just becoming aware of this issue, or if you would like an overview of the main points, please start with the Frequently Asked Questions. Frequently Asked Questions Tulsa World FAQ Case Overview Wikipedia Summary Fact Checks National Indian...
Often, if we compare statements one has made at different times, we are able to detect slight differences. We can see how one's story changes. We'd like to bring you for comparison, Birth Mother, Christy Maldonado's affidavit from the Oklahoma court case in Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl.
Sometimes, just a few sentences can say SO much . . . The above quote comes directly from Melanie Capobianco's testimony in the case Adoptive Couple vs Baby Veronica.
I just signed a petition to Niki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, The Oklahoma State House, The Oklahoma State Senate, Governor Mary Fallin, and President Barack Obama: Governor Mary Fallin is helping deny the US Constitution's 14th Amendment Right of Due Process in the adoption case of Oklahoma's "Baby Veronica".
I had a conversation through Facebook a little over a week ago with Doreen Bain, Noah Medeiros's mom and Hope's grandmother. I wrote about their plight to get their daughter and granddaughter returned to them in my last post here.
Perhaps there is a light at the end of this long tunnel for Dusten Brown and his daughter "Baby Veronica" (who will be four next Sunday) that would allow them to stay together as father and daughter.
By drip and drabs, we might one day see the full story of the unethical adoption seizure of Veronica Rose Brown. Just to recap, currently we have the court transcripts from the September 2010 South Carolina Court trial of A doptive Couple vs Baby Girl: Today we'll be adding: Now of course there are some little tidbits that I do feel the need to point out.
One-Sided Truths and Playing Dirty Well, I guess that the Capobianco Camp didn't like seeing the court transcripts of Christy Maldonado and Veronica Rose's grandmother Alice Brown coming out because somehow half the truth is now making the rounds.
A short time ago, an Oklahoma judge ordered the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department to release Brown from jail. As it stands now, Dusten Brown will return to court on Oct. 3 to learn whether he will be sent to South Carolina to be tried for the crime of custodial interference, namely that he had failed to turn over Baby Veronica to the Capobiancos.
"Save Veronica Rose" From This Tangled Web of Lies It doesn't matter really what you think about the Indian Child Welfare Act. It doesn't matter if you think ICWA is needed or unneeded. It doesn't matter if you think the United States Supreme Court ruling to overturn the use of ICWA in the case of Adoptive Couple v.
Maybe we'll make this a regular feature or maybe we won't but either way, if you hear something out there and want to know if it's true or not, you can certainly comment and we'll do our best to prove or disprove the rumors. Today however, there seems to be a fact sheet floating around...
The Judge said: "I do not find ( Chrissy Maldonado) birth mother's testimony credible that birth father ( Dusten Brown) did not want to pay child support for this child.( Veronica Rose Brown)" therefore, making Dusten Brown most certainly NOT a Deadbeat Father in any way at all.