Baby Veronica

Suzette Brewer
7/15/13
After years of silence surrounding the failed attempt to put up her biological child for adoption, Christy Maldonado finally went public with an editorial on custodial placement in...
Suzette Brewer
6/26/13
In a move that ensured the protracted continuance of the four-year custody battle over Veronica Brown, the Supreme Court today reversed and remanded Adoptive Couple v...
ICTMN Staff
6/25/13
Today the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of granting custody of 3-year-old Veronica to the non-Indian couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina...
LaDonna Harris

I am outraged by Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. As a lifelong civil rights activist, I remember the struggle to pass the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 and the reasons it is still so badly needed to protect our families and Native American cultures....

5/1/13
Suzette Brewer
4/16/13
JUSTICE SCALIA: Your -- your argument assumes that the phrase in the statute "to prevent the breakup of the Indian family" only applies where -where the father has custody...
Jacqueline Pata

The mainstream media has continued to make repeated factual errors when reporting on the high profile Supreme Court custody case involving a Native American father and his daughter....

4/16/13
Donna Ennis

I have been thinking a lot lately about Baby Veronica and how it came to be that this Native child was placed with white adoptive parents....

12/22/12
Donna Ennis

Dr. Phil either gets it or he doesn’t. After viewing a recent episode of his show that featured the perspective of adoptive parents in the "battle over Baby Veronica," it is clear to me that he doesn’t get it....

10/23/12
Terry Cross

On October 18, 2012, the Dr. Phil show aired an episode that focused on a disputed custody case involving an American Indian child, Veronica....

10/22/12

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