Baby Veronica

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Native American Parents Sue to Let White Pair Adopt Baby

Minn. couple sue over requirement to notify the tribe

(Newser) - A Native American couple is suing Minnesota's department of human services, attorney general, and a commissioner with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, saying the requirement to tell their tribe about their baby violates their right to due process and equal protection. The state law, imposed in 1997, is... More »

Biological Dad Gives Up on 'Baby Veronica'

He says she shouldn't be in the center of a court fight

(Newser) - After nearly four years of legal battles that went all the way to the Supreme Court —and then kept going—the "Baby Veronica" saga came to an end today, as the girl's biological father announced that he was ending all litigation in the case. "I cannot... More »

Supreme Court Rules for Indian Girl's Adopted Parents

Lower court had returned Veronica to Cherokee dad

(Newser) - The Supreme Court sided with a South Carolina couple today in a contentious adoption battle. Matt and Melanie Capobianco cared for baby Veronica since birth, until a family court ordered her returned to her biological father, Dusten Brown, at the end of 2011 when she had just turned 2; the... More »

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