Proof that Dusten Brown was NEVER a “Dead Beat Dad”
There are so many people caught up and concerned about the unethical adoption and the child welfare of Miss Veronica Rose Brown.
We can debate all day about the Indian Child Welfare Act alone; issue of “blood quantums” and the Cherokee Nations and the use of the ICWA in Adoptive Couple vs Baby Girl as viewed by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), but let’s face it, most of that is exactly that; debate. Discussion and debate by those of us on the outside, looking in, and wondering what will be the final outcome in this heartbreaking case. Will her father, Dusten Brown, be able to use the First Nation laws available to keep Veronica home as she has been for the last 18 plus months or will the sad faced Capobiancos see a return on their investment and be able to “Save Veronica” and remove this four year old little girl from her true loving and extended family because they, a legal team, and celebrity spokespersons, were able to trick an American soldier out of his paternal rights to parent by corrupting even those who are appointed to look out for the child’s best interest??
Justice for Veronica Rose? Will it be Blood or Money?
We don’t know yet which sides the scales of justice might yet fall, though we hope that blood wins over money. Dusten Brown might not have Dr. Phil and Troy the Locator on his side with their camera crews and slippery tongues, but we do know that love and truth are with him. Ok, we know he has real love as we see it on Veronica’s smiling face, we are going to inject a bit of real truth right about …now.
Over and over again with discussion the Baby Veronica Rose Case on news articles and forums, people try to side with the Capobianco’s claim to “Save Veronica” by making comments such as:
- “Dusten Brown didn’t’ have any interest in Veronica until the First Nations were involved” and then is something about payments that I do not claim to understand.
- Or “Where was Dusten Brown during the pregnancy?”
- Or my personal favorite; “Dusten Brown is nothing but a Dead Beat DAD!” spoken or written with a true disgust because we all know that fathers that don’t PAY for the privilege of seeing their children deserve to have their rights to parent their children revoked immediately and forever. How else could we ever teach a child the value of money?
But really, all snarkiness aside, let’s look deeper into the harsh claim that Dusten Brown was a dead beat father who never showed any interest at all in the child welfare of his yet unborn daughter who would become the very real, Veronica Rose Brown of today.
How Do We Know that Dusten Brown is a Dead Beat Dad?
Well first off, Dusten Brown doesn’t even fit the definition of a true “Dead Beat Dad” even if he hadn’t tried at all to support Veronica. A “deadbeat dad” is a term commonly used by child support agencies to refer to men who have fathered a child and willingly fail to pay child support ordered by a family law court or statutory agency such as the Child Support Agency. At the point in time of these accusations, there was NO Child Support agency involved in the case of Adoptive Couple vs Baby Girl nor is there one yet involved to this day!
On one hand, we have the words of Dusten Brown himself about his relationship with Veronica Rose’s soon to be birth mother, Christy Maldonado:
“..one week we were planning a big, outside wedding and celebrating ecstatically the news of our pregnancy…I told her I had money saved and not to worry and asked her what she needed…I knew that my military benefits would provide the medical and financial support she needed, so I did everything I could to push the wedding date up…I called. I texted. I begged. I pleaded. I drove four hours and knocked at my ex-fiancée’s door, praying she would answer…I had offered financial support, military benefits, everything I had… I was told no..”
Sounds like he was doing pretty much everything he could do to support the mother of his unborn child and Christy Maldonado was the one who said NO. And let’s think about this for a half second here; if Dusten Brown had continued to PUSH his way into her life and insist that she do what he wanted, if he had made her marry him or refused to leave her alone when she wanted him out of her life then would that not be stalking or harassment? Would the accusations now be that he was overbearing and controlling and aggressive as well as a dead beat dad? Kind of damned if he did and now damned if he didn’t!
But alas, let me not put words in anyone’s mouths. We had Dusten’s word’s, now let us have Crissy’s. Yes, as a matter of fact, I do actually have Christy Maldonado’s words here and not that lovely little piece that she “penned” for the Washington Post. Nope! What we have here is….
The Direct and Cross Examination of Christy Maldonado in Adoptive Couple vs Baby Girl dated September 13, 2011
Now before I share this bit of court document candy with you, I do want to take a moment to point out Judge Malphrus’ Bench Ruling on this aspect of the case as it SPECIFICALLY relates to the issue of Dusten Brown’s attempts to support Christy Maldonado and his unborn daughter Veronica Rose Brown AND also to the issue of what rights he “signed away.” Being that, you know, those are the most common nails in his coffin of public opinion and why he should lose his daughter again. The bench ruling, which is the final decree of the judge who has been there and physically heard these statements made and whose is trusted by the public to make said decisions, is at the end of this rather long PDF of the actual court documents which you are free to read in their entirety, but I know people like to get to the juicy stuff first. Oh, you skimmers, you!
Anyway, I repeat, after hearing Christy Maldonado’s “side of the story” on whether Dusten Brown tried to support her during the pregnancy of Veronica Rose Brown, the Judge found on 9-29-2011:
“I do not find the birth mother’s testimony credible as to any type of assistance she may have sought – – she may have sought form birth father. To the contrary, I find that it was her desire, and she made active efforts, to have no contact whatsoever with birth father and herself and birth father and the minor child prior to or after the birth of the minor child. I find it credible to believe that the birth mother so wanted to limit the contact between her and birth father that she sought out the adoption option so that birth father would have no reason to be in her life.”
“As to evidence and testimony relating to birth father agreeing to ‘sign his rights away,’ I find that birth father believed that in making this statement, all he was agreeing to was allowing birth mother to have sole custody of the child. I do not find birth mother’s testimony credible that birth father did not want to pay child support for this child.”
The Judge said: “I do not find ( Christy Maldonado) birth mother’s testimony credible that birth father ( Dusten Brown) did not want to pay child support for this child.( Veronica Rose Brown)” therefore, making Dusten Brown most certainly NOT a Deadbeat Father in any way at all.
And you can take THAT to the bank!
Direct and Cross Examination of Christy Maldonado in Adoptive Couple vs Baby Girl dated September 13, 2011
Yeah, I have a copy given to me by a little bird. It’s on my hard drive and under the Freedom of Information Act, I shall upload the PDF of them here.
They are already out in the public domain as well and can be seen here. I will also be taking screen shots of each page and manually adding all 50 of them to Google so once they are indexed by Google, then I really have NO control at all over where they might go and how many times they might be shared.
They say the truth will set you free? I hope the truth will help keep Veronica Rose Brown Home with her Daddy!
Don’t forget to read the other TRUTHS about the Baby Veronica Brown Case!
Listly by Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy
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Dear Veronica, Whatever your adoptive parents have told you for the past sixteen years, I hope they have told you this: You were loved, cherished, and wanted by your father. I don't mean Matt Capobianco, even though you have grown up calling him "Daddy" and "Dad."
As I write this rumors are circulating that you have received physical custody of Baby Veronica. I say rumors because in all honesty, I am afraid to look to confirm it since even the thought that this is true makes me want to throw up.
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The Judge said: "I do not find ( Chrissy Maldonado) birth mother's testimony credible that birth father ( Dusten Brown) did not want to pay child support for this child.( Veronica Rose Brown)" therefore, making Dusten Brown most certainly NOT a Deadbeat Father in any way at all.