A resolution maybe in the works for a bitter custody battle over a three-year-old that has spread from Oklahoma to South Carolina and back again.
Melanie and Matt Capobianco adopted and raised baby Veronica for two years, before losing her over in a bitter custody dispute. Wednesday, they arrived in Oklahoma to try to regain custody.
"As soon as we arrived, we requested a visit with our daughter,” Melanie Capobianco said. “As a mother, my heart broke when our request was denied.”
"It's time for this to be over,” Matt Capobianco said. “With each passing day we lose another day with our daughter.”
Four years ago, Veronica's biological father Dusten Brown waived his parental rights.
“A member of the Cherokee nation, Brown later changed his mind, arguing federal law protects Native American children from being separated from their families,” reports CNN’s Zoraida Sambolin.
He was awarded custody in December 2011, but the case didn’t end there.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Capobiancos and South Carolina ordered the baby be handed back to them.
Even Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin weighed in via Twitter Wednesday, saying “Mr. and Mrs. Capobianco deserve an opportunity to meet with their adopted daughter.”
Another tweet read, “They also deserve the chance to meet with Mr. Brown and put an end to this conflict."After failing to show up to a court appearance Monday, Brown turned himself in to Oklahoma authorities.
“He was freed on $10,000 bond, but he still faces an extradition order to South Carolina,” Sambolin reports, “an order the Oklahoma governor promises to expedite if Brown fails to cooperate.”
Brown’s attorney told CNN, at his client’s request, and Governor Fallin's suggestion, that he reached to the Capobiancos’ representative to discuss a resolution with in the best interest of baby Veronica, including an offer to meet personally with the adoptive parents.
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