Local & Regional
Sun August 18, 2013
Protesters Rally in Front of Governor's Tulsa Office
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An estimated 50 people showed up outside the state office building in Tulsa to support a 3-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of an adoption dispute between her biological father and a couple in South Carolina who have adopted her. The group was prostesting outside of the Governor's Tulsa office.
Those in the group Saturday carried signs with slogans such as "stand your ground for Veronica Brown" and said they are supporting the girl.
Two families are fighting for custody and have filed a mediation agreement in an effort to determine the best way to raise the child.
Dusten Brown is the biological father and is trying to maintain custody of the girl who was given up for adoption by her birth mother to Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina.
The U.S. Supreme Court says Brown cannot use the Indian Child Welfare Act to press his claims.