The Long Fight For Baby Veronica

When the Supreme Court ruled in the high-profile adoption battle over a little girl with Cherokee ancestry, the case seemed to be over. It wasn't.

, The American Lawyer

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When the Supreme Court ruled in the high-profile adoption battle over a little girl with Cherokee ancestry, the case seemed to be over. It wasn't.

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Originally appeared in print as Baby Fever

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  • Thoughtful Mom

    The fact that there was a "victory" party to celebrate ripping this child from her biological family, her kin, is most disturbing. Not to mention the lawsuit for $1 million. No wonder folks think of lawyers as they do.

  • Sara Heslin Woods

    You are correct in saying that this is not over. But I am not talking about on the part of either the Browns or the Capobiancos. I am talking about Veronica. These lawyers who dedicated so much time to her return to SC, need to also be mindful of the issues that this child will face down the line with an amended birth certificate and do what is necessary to help her avoid these issues. Department of Homeland Security requires that the birth certificate be issued within the first year of life. In Veronica's case, hers will be amended four years after her birth - this will cause issues for her in obtaining id later in life and the attorneys involved need to make sure that this does not happen. Thank you.

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