Adoption facilitator working with Capobiancos


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Updated: 8/14/2013 5:38 pm Published: 8/14/2013 4:42 pm


An adoption reunion facilitator spoke at the Capobiancos news conference on Wednesday.

FOX23's Melissa Hawkes did some research about Troy Dunn and learned he's a television producer who helps reunite families.

In the press conference, he said he approached the Capobiancos to offer his assistance because he knows what they are going through on a personal level.

He said his decision to help them was based on his own experience with his family adopting his younger brother, a Native American.

"Almost immediately after we brought him home, stories started to surface about horrific stories of taking Native Americans," he said.

The fear centered on the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.

ICWA is a federal law designed to keep American Indian families together. It's been talked about time and time again in the custody battle over 3-year-old Veronica.

Troy Dunn joined Matt and Melanie Capobianco on Wednesday morning to make a plea to Dusten Brown.

"I would like to invite a private meeting between Dusten Brown and myself to discuss the path forward which will bring this to an end," he said.

Dunn said he's been able to reunite 40,000 families during his career, and the hope is Veronica and the Capobiancos are next.

"Let's focus on Veronica and stop of this struggle over ICWA and tribal authority. I will meet with you tonight, Dustin, tomorrow or all weekend. If you are interested in meeting, contact me today," he said.

Dunn said he is hopeful Brown will reach out to him.


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