I hope the Capobiancos win this- for Veronica and for all other orphans who have the drop of Native blood in them that has prevented them from finding loving homes and families. Veronica's birthmother is not Native, but "Dusty" was perfectly happy letting her raise the baby all by herself... that is, until he belatedly decided he didn't want a non-Native COUPLE to raise her. Maybe he felt it showed him up as a deadbeat dad? At any rate, he was a little too late coming to court trying to claim paternity. And BTW, his initial request for custody was denied by the S.C. Family Court in March 2010. It was only 2 weeks later, when his attorney discovered the "Cherokee loophole" that he was able to prevail. He doesn't give a flip about his Cherokee heritage, it was just a thing he could use to WIN. And now he's going to lose.
The story of this family's loss reminds me to savor every moment of my child's life. Every tantrumy, homework-struggling, exhausting moment that all of us parents go through. Hug your kids tight and be glad they are home with you.
BAD KARMA. Dusten Brown - whether he has the right to parent Veronica (Ronnie Brown) Capobianco or not - is behaving in very bad faith. Cutting off his daughter from the only parents she has known since birth reeks of his vengeful spirit. Dusten Brown's lawyer and her cruelty towards the couple is absolutely mind-boggling. He should have been a FATHER then, and realized the Capobiancos are now a part of his life, his and his daughter's. He has to know they will fight him all the way to SCOTUS, especially when he has poured out so much hatred and cruelty towards this couple. They love his daughter! They have loved her from the moment of her birth. Just look at these pictures of Matt and Melanie, how much they have changed over the past year. They are suffering profoundly. Dusten Brown and his lawyer have lost their humanity by not extending their compassion and respect and GRATITUDE to this family. Whether or not they win in court, the Capobiancos should remain a part of Veronica's life. Veronica deserves that most of all.
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