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'These Stories Highlight Patterns Of Behavior That Are, At Best, Unethical And, At Worst, Unlawful'

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the...

The Baby Veronica Saga: Denial of a Father's Rights and Now a $1 Million Lesson

Adam Pertman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Adam Pertman

This latest chapter in a young child's heart-rending saga does offer an opportunity, however, to step back from the details of the custody battle and consider its many important lessons.

South Carolina Gov. Drops Extradition For 'Baby Veronica's' Biological Father

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 10.03.2013 | Parents

OKLAHOMA CITY -- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley dropped her request Wednesday to extradite the biological father of a Cherokee...

Baby Veronica Legal Saga Continues

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Andrea Poe

Complicated twists have become the norm in the two-year battle between the adoptive parents of little girl known as "baby Veronica" and the girl's biological father.

'Baby Veronica' Handed Over To Adoptive Parents

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents

OKLAHOMA CITY — A South Carolina couple who vowed last month to not leave Oklahoma unless they went home with a 4-year-old Cherokee girl they ha...

'Baby Veronica's' Father Turns Himself In

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents

OKLAHOMA CITY — The father of a Cherokee girl at the center of an adoption dispute appeared in court Thursday to fight an order from the Oklahom...

Oklahoma Supreme Court Issues Stay In 'Baby Girl' Veronica Case

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents

OKLAHOMA CITY — A custody fight over a 3-year-old Cherokee girl shifted to Oklahoma's highest court Tuesday as lawyers gathered to discuss who s...

Lawyer Asks Judge To Suspend Visitation Rights For Cherokee Girl's Adoptive Parents

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A lawyer appointed to look out for the best interests of a 3-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of an adoption dispute has asked a ...

Adoptive Mother Of 'Baby Girl' Veronica: 'It's About Her'

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 08.08.2013 | Parents

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Years into their attempt to adopt a Cherokee girl, Matt and Melanie Capobianco say they can empathize with any sadness the girl's bi...

Cherokee Girl's Father Still Fighting For Custody After South Carolina Court Ruling

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- The birth father of a girl of Cherokee heritage asked the Supreme Court Friday to stop a state-court ordered handover of his daughter to...

Court Rules 'Baby Girl' Veronica Should Be Returned To Adoptive Parents

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 07.18.2013 | Parents

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An American Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-ar...