On Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court paved the way for the adoption of a 4-year-old Cherokee girl to a non-Native South Carolina couple.
The ruling keeps “Baby Veronica” in Oklahoma with Dusten Brown, her biological father, for now.
In the wake of a disastrous Roberts Court decision undermining the Indian Child Welfare Act, a flurry of court rulings show the pitfalls of a patchwork array of state child custody laws.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. While arguments touched on a number of topics, they centered on an issue crucial to all of us – how a parent is defined under the law.