The Indian Child Welfare Act, The Cherokee Nation, the Capobiancos, Troy Dunn and The TRUTH
The unethical adoption attempt to remove Veronica Brown from the care of her father, Dusten Brown, has been moving so fast that it is almost impossible to keep up. The timing of all these happenings has been even further complicated by the fact that I was in Atlanta for the 2013 Adoptee Rights Coalition’s annual demonstration. I have paused from my follow-up, regroup and annual video making to make sure that I have a current post on the case that has gone on up to the SCOTUS as “Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl” and the legal mess and media frenzy that has thus followed.
Simple Facts About the Veronica Brown Story
I personally do not care one bit how much the wannabe parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco, think they have a right to her, or how much they love her or how much “better” they think they are. Dusten Brown is her FATHER and she has a family that is able to love her and take care of her. Veronica Brown should not have been ever and is NOT an adoptable child.
The Capobiancos have NO right to Veronica Brown. I have just as much right to another child I see walking down the street who has holes in the sneakers based on the fact that I can buy this kid new sneakers. They can’t even claimed that “poor Veronica will be ripped away from the only home she has ever known” as she has been LIVING WITH HER FATHER for the past 18 months!
The unneeded separation of the child from her family is cruel and inhumane. She is a four year old child, not a baby and has clearly bonded with her family. To remove her now due to whatever crummy legalities the Capobianco and their legal team might dream up is a complete disgrace to whatever “beauty” we pretend adoption is about. It will damage her, most likely, forever with unnecessary trauma. It is not healthy. It is not best.
The only reason that they have been able to have any legal standing is because the Capobianco, and Veronica’s biological mother, planned and executed a complete unethical termination to remove Dusten Brown from the picture. Christina Maldonado, Veronica’s now birthmother, was a single mother of two. Brown and Maldonado became engaged to be married in December 2008, and Maldonado informed Brown that she was pregnant in January 2009. For whatever reason, Chrissy not only broke up with Brown, refused to marry him, and cut off all contact with him. While she had full right to do that, she had NO RIGHT to try to cut him out of his daughter’s life.
Raymond W. Godwin is an unethical adoption attorney. He was the original adoption attorney for Matt and Melanie Capobianco is also involved with another OK to South Carolina adoption dispute based on the same circumstances surround the ICWA. His wife is the director of the adoption agency that handled the adoption. Ironically, both Ray and Laura were recipients of the Angels in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Dusten Brown was NEVER a “deadbeat dad” and repeatedly attempted to be involved in Maldonado’s pregnancy and his daughter’s life. Again, she continued to refuse to allow it. He has been fighting for his daughter since day one. He has done everything within his power to fight for her. He never KNOWINGLY relinquished her to adoption and that he was tricked into a signature does not make the adoption right and should not make it legal. Please get the facts of this case if you do not know them. Still not sure? How about the actual court transcripts from Adoptive Couple vs Baby Girl including the Judges bench ruling that PROVE that Dusten Brown was trying to support Veronica Rose Brown even before birth and was shut out by Christy Maldonado? PDF and images of the cross examination and the judge finding her NOT CREDIBLE? Proof only comes in one color: truth!
The SCOTUS ruling should be thrown out. Justice Roberts was NOT unbiased as not only an adoptive father involved in his own shady adoptions of his two children, but:
“Veronica’s birth mother, Christy Maldonado, was represented by Lori Alvino McGill, who filed a brief in support of the Capobianco’s. McGill, it turns out, is a friend of Roberts. He attended her wedding to Matthew McGill in 2006. If that weren’t enough, Matthew McGill was a law clerk for Roberts in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.”
This happens all the time in adoption. If the ICWA was not involved in this case, and if Dusten Brown did not have the power of the Cherokee Nation behind him, he would just be another father screwed over by the adoption industry. This case is not a lone wolf. It is NOT a isolated incident.
There is more and more proof coming out in the court transcripts that the “adoption” of Veronica Rose Brown reeks of corruption!
The Locator Troy Dunn and Dr. Phil have No Business Being Involved
Both are rating hungry vultures. Troy Dunn has already shot himself in the foot with siding on behalf of the Capobiancos and shown that Troy Dunn is no friend of adoption. Dr. Phil deemed himself as a complete moron years ago, but has once again teamed up on the side of the entitled wanna be’s .
There is a Boycott of both Dr. Phil and Troy Dunn. Veronica should not be objectified in this manner. Please spread the word that children are not to be exploited for media, especially to media who try to enter a pre-school.
More Factual Sources for Veronica Brown Support
There is a ton more about the Veronica Brown Adoption battle, but get your facts from the sources, not the morons, please!
Support Veronica Brown
Stand YOUR Ground for Veronica Brown!
- There are demonstrations happening, though mostly in Oklahoma. If you can, get involved.
- Change your FB and Social Media Profile pictures for support!
- White House petition to intervene in the adoption of Veronica Brown and to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act
- State of Oklahoma and U.S. Department of Justice – Eric Holder: Investigate the “adoption” of Veronica Brown
- Write to the Oklahoma Attorney General at 313 NE 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 OKC 405.521.3921| Tulsa 918.581.2885
- Find Your Oklahoma Legislator at http://www.okhouse.gov/FindMyLegislator.aspx?State=OK
- Contact your US House of Representatives http://m.house.gov/representatives/
- Contact the US Senate http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
- Call or write the OK Governor, Mary Fallin:
The Office of Governor Mary Fallin
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Fax: (405) 521-3353
Phone (918) 581-2801
Fax (918) 581-2835
The Adoption Community: Veronica Brown Response
As so many of us are horrible upset and talking about this case, I went and made an Adoption List for Veronica Brown. There is a reason for this: The Listly List made for I’m Having Their Baby has almost 15,000 views and shows up n the first page of Google. It also allows us all to have ONE place to put blog posts and articles and information in one place and then, add that ONE list to ALL our blogs and websites to keep upon what is happening. I encourage you all to ADD your posts and what you find to the List and then Embed it.