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Adoptees Express Anguish Over Veronica’s Separation Through Poetry
Three adult adoptees, all non-Indian, have turned to poetry to share their overwhelming grief for Veronica Brown’s inevitable separation anxiety; for Dusten Brown’s loss of his chi...
An Emotional Reaction: Mothers, Adoptive Parents and Adoptees Speak Out About Baby Veronica's Removal
In the wake of Dusten Brown’s forced relinquishment of his biological daughter Veronica to Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina, birth mothers, adoptive parents and adopte...
Support Mounting for Dusten Brown on Facebook Page ‘Standing Our Ground for Veronica Brown’
After a nearly four-year legal battle through the Supreme Court and beyond, on September 23, white South Carolina couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco removed Veronica, 4, from her b...
Capobiancos Sue Dusten Brown for Nearly Half a Million in Fees
As Matt and Melanie Capobianco took possession of Veronica Brown on Monday night, another court action was brewing behind the scenes...
Cherokee Nation Mourns as Veronica Is Returned to Adoptive Family
In the end, it came down to one simple strategy: Waiting. As Dusten Brown faced the Damocles Sword of jail time and a felony warrant, Matt and Melanie Capobianco only had to wait...
Oklahoma Judge Gives Custody of Deseray to Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Third Pregnant Woman Identified by Tribal Lawyers At a closed-door hearing last week in Oklahoma County, Judge Allen Welch granted custody of the infant girl “Deseray” to the Absen...
NICWA, NCAI Applaud UN for Calling on U.S. to Protect Veronica
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and Angel Smith, an independent attorney appointed by the District Court of...
United Nations Demands Respect for Baby Veronica's Human Rights
Today the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland, issued a declaration demanding that the United States “take all necessary m...
Okla. Governor Signs Extradition Order; Dusten Brown Turns Himself In
Update: Dusten Brown has surrendered to Sequoyah County authorities in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, where he posted bail and was released on his own recognizance...
Trafficking Native Children: The Seamy Underbelly of U.S. Adoption Industry
Jeremy Simmons was heartbroken, baffled and confused. He had been living with his girlfriend, Crystal Tarbox, in Mannford, Oklahoma, when she became pregnant in August, 2012...
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