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Brown Drops Fight for 'Baby Veronica'

Brown Drops Fight for 'Baby Veronica'

TULSA, Okla. (AP/WVOC) - The biological father of a Cherokee Indian girl adopted by a South Carolina couple has dropped his custody claims.

Dusten Brown and a Cherokee Nation assistant attorney general say proceedings over the 4-year-old who became known as “Baby Veronica” have ended in the Oklahoma and Cherokee court systems.

Brown and the attorney asked that Matt and Melanie Capobianco of Charleston drop a contempt complaint against Brown.

Brown gave Veronica to the couple last month after Oklahoma's Supreme Court lifted an order that kept her with him.

Previously, the U.S. Supreme Court said Brown couldn't rely on the Indian Child Welfare Act to win custody.

Brown now says it is time for Veronica to live outside the spotlight, and he and the Capobiancos are discussing how he can still be a part of her life.

 

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