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-- little more than two years Veronica live with their prospective adoptive parents when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled her birth father and Oklahoma Dustin Brown.
Was entitled to custody under the Indian child welfare act.
-- -- But the Supreme Court overturned the lower court decision.
The Supreme Court gave us everything that we asked for.
They made it very clear that.
Veronica -- would have never been taken from her comment from her family and that the adoption would have been approved.
And so we're really excited about that and we're looking forward to seeing her again same.
The Supreme Court ruled the Indian child welfare act was designed to counteract the unwarranted removal of Indian children from Indian families.
And does not apply in this case because brown didn't seek custody of Veronica until several months after she was born.
The justices say he agreed to relinquish his parental rights when his relationship with the girl's mother ended while she was still pregnant.
And he provided no financial assistance to the mother.
Or the girl during the pregnancy or for the first four months after Veronica's birth.
Brown refused to be interviewed the Cherokee Nation leaders are disappointed in the high court's ruling keep.
Finger on -- program with her family.
-- water if they ask for her.
-- Cherokee Nation.
And all of Indian Country.
The justices said brown abandoned the child in you -- didn't support the birth mother.
And played his Indian child welfare -- trump card in the eleventh -- to override the mother's decision and the child's best interests.
Cherokee leaders say the best interest -- Veronica is to live with her biological father.
And will provide support on his behalf.
-- right is our current.
And we will be there.
Every step of the --
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