South Carolina governor comments on Baby Veronica

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Updated: 9/11/2013 11:21 pm Published: 9/09/2013 3:38 pm

The custody battle over Baby Veronica continues to drag on, as the girl turns 4 this weekend.

Her biological father, Dusten Brown, continues to exhaust all possible appeals in Oklahoma courts, while the girl's adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco, ask the court to enforce the finalized adoption that would allow them to take her back to South Carolina.

On Monday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters in Charleston she will continue to push for the courts to force Brown to hand Veronica over to the Capobiancos.

Last week, Haley submitted a written argument to the Oklahoma Supreme Court asking them to force Brown to hand Veronica over.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has also gotten involved, ordering the courts to extradite Brown to South Carolina after custodial interference charges were filed against him.

Brown was released on bond after turning himself in to the Sequoyah County Jail.

Monday, Haley continued to voice support for the Capobiancos being able to bring Veronica back to South Carolina soon.

"I will tell you I completely feel for all the of the parents involved, but at some point you have to take the emotion out, and look at what the court said, and that is that she should come back home to her parents in South Carolina. We're going to continue to work with the parents and with Gov. Fallin to make sure that happens," said Haley.

FOX23 is still waiting on a ruling from the Oklahoma Supreme Court on whether it will continue to block a ruling out of Nowata County recognizing the Capobiancos as the adoptive parents and ordering Brown to hand Veronica over or if they will keep the stay on that order in place.

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Andre - 9/11/2013 12:22 PM
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can anyone help me in this case i didnt get the story from the beginning...where is the bio mother and did brown give up his parantal rights?

Andre - 9/11/2013 12:20 PM
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disgruntled have a heart...its alot of others kids out there whose daddys wont put up a fuss.....why they want this lil indian girl so bad...and have you obeyed every single law in your entire life...sometime its about whats real.

CheRokeePeoPle - 9/11/2013 11:07 AM
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Herb Wolfe - 9/11/2013 12:10 AM
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Disgruntled is SO clueless! Learn to read!

Herb Wolfe - 9/10/2013 6:17 PM
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Disgruntled is SO clueless! Learn to read!

Disgruntled - 9/10/2013 9:42 AM
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It doesn't matter whether the birth father was named or not: HE HAD SIGNED AWAY ALL LEGAL RIGHTS!!! And ignorance of the law is no excuse. If he didn't know what he was signing, he should have consulted a lawyer before he signed it. And the judges "take the emotion out" every time they hear a case. And the courts have ruled that the Capobiancas have FULL legal custody of this child. I would think Brown would want to be cooperating so that he could have visitation with his daughter instead of raising all this fuss. Because if I were in the C's place, I would offer only supervised visits in South Carolina. Why?? Because I would be afraid that he would take the girl and run. But the way Brown's acting, I would be hard pressed to grant him visitation of any kind. HE SIGNED AWAY HIS RIGHTS!!! Send the girl home with her PARENTS to SC. Obey the laws that apply, not just the ones you choose to obey.

erictulsa - 9/9/2013 10:15 PM
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A PR firm from South Carolina is hoodwinking Oklahoma! From the adoptive mom testimony: "the birth mother did not wish to identify the father, said she wanted to keep things as low-key as possible for the Adoptive Couple, because he's registered in the Cherokee tribe. It was determined that naming him would be detrimental to the adoption."

DED666 - 9/9/2013 7:15 PM
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Didn't this so called wonderful dad give up his parental rights when she was born? If anyone is ruining this little girls life it would be him. People should take emotion out of this mess and obey the law which has spoken and decided she should go with the people from South Carolina.

justginaok - 9/9/2013 5:51 PM
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Just destroy this little girl's life, so a wealthy infertile South Carolina couple can have a child! Rip her away from her family and cause irreversible damage, it's sickening what this little girl's future holds if they steal her away from her daddy that she loves! BUT wait Governor Nikki say's you have to take the emotion out, she's an idiot of the highest degree!!
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