|Updated: 8/16/2013 5:19 pm
||Published: 8/16/2013 4:34 pm
FOX23 learned steps for mediation were reached in a state court hearing about the custody dispute over Baby Veronica on Friday.
People with the Cherokee Nation say within the next 18 days there will be another hearing.
Until that hearing both sides, Baby Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, and adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco, are supposed to be in negotiations.
The judge also issued a gag order.
Holding hands in a united front, Dusten Brown and his wife, Robin, walked with their heads held high into the Cherokee Nation tribal courthouse.
The Capobiancos and Brown's parents arrived shortly beforehand.
The second hearing is said to have changed the temporary guardianship of Veronica.
The child's grandparents and stepmother were given temporary guardianship of her when Brown was on National Guard duty in another state in August.
During Friday's hearing, Brown hoped to get that changed to a special guardianship and make it a more permanent situation.
Linda Kats is a mental health specialist who has followed this case from the beginning. Her young grandson was given up for adoption at birth to another Cherokee family.
"I'm here because we placed my Cherokee grandson 16 years ago and really felt like that wasn't the right thing to do," said Kats.
Kats said at the time, her family thought it was the best thing to do, but they were under the impression they would have some type of contact with him.
"We felt like it was going to be far more open than it was," she said.
She said that draws her to this case.
"He shouldn't have been deprived of all of the family that loves him," she said.
While the Brown and Capobiancos continue to battle it out in court for Baby Veronica, Linda is an ever-present force at each hearing for her custody.
Dusten Brown's supporters have scheduled a rally Saturday at noon in downtown Tulsa.