Attorney says move of Okla. child to SC will devastate her

Attorney says move of Okla. child to SC will devastate her


08/05/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Oklahoma City – A Cherokee Nation attorney spoke Friday about the case of a three-year-old girl who courts have ordered be removed from her biological father and placed with a couple in South Carolina. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Chrissi Nimmo, an assistant attorney general for the Oklahoma-based tribe, said that the move would be devastating for the child, who has been living in Oklahoma with her biological father for 19 months.

Dusten Brown was denied his request to stay the adoption of his child by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. A South Carolina judge finalized the adoption of the young girl by couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco last week. The child, Veronica, lived with the couple for two years after her birth while they were in the process of trying to adopt her. She was placed with Brown in 2011 after he challenged the adoption.

Nimmo is quoted by the AP as stating, “It is absolutely undisputed that he is a fit parent…It is unfathomable to me that an adoption of a child who is currently residing with a fit biological parent can be finalized. Adoption is for children who need homes. Veronica does not need a home. It will be devastating for her if she is removed from her father.”

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