adoption http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Senate Committee Approves Child Custody Transfer Rules http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-committee-approves-child-custody-transfer-rules <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.oksenate.gov/committees/standing/judiciary.htm">Senate Judiciary Committee</a> approved a measure Tuesday that would allow a parent to temporarily transfer custody of their child to another person or family.</p><p>State Sen.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oksenate.gov/Senators/biographies/treat_bio.html">Greg Treat</a> (R-Oklahoma City) says he modeled his bill on an Illinois law that 25 other states have adopted. It allows a parent or legal guardian to delegate any powers regarding care and custody of a child to another person for up to a year.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:42:13 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 25893 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Committee Approves Child Custody Transfer Rules Veronica's Parents Seek Legal Fees From Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma Dad http://kgou.org/post/veronicas-parents-seek-legal-fees-cherokee-nation-oklahoma-dad <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Attorneys for the adoptive parents of a 4-year-old girl caught up in a custody dispute are seeking $1 million in legal fees from the Cherokee Nation and the girl's biological father, who is a member of the tribe.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:07:14 +0000 Associated Press 16657 at http://kgou.org Veronica's Parents Seek Legal Fees From Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma Dad UPDATE: Cherokee Nation, Brown Drop Fight For Veronica http://kgou.org/post/update-cherokee-nation-brown-drop-fight-veronica <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The biological father of a Cherokee girl adopted by a South Carolina couple has dropped his custody claims.<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:02:57 +0000 Associated Press 15051 at http://kgou.org UPDATE: Cherokee Nation, Brown Drop Fight For Veronica Oklahoma Supreme Court Lifts Stay In Cherokee Girl Case http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-supreme-court-lifts-stay-cherokee-girl-case <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court says it's declining to take jurisdiction over the adoption dispute involving a Cherokee girl and has dissolved a stay that was keeping the girl with her father in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">It wasn't immediately clear whether young Veronica would remain in the Cherokee Nation. The tribal court has found that Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina have no valid claim to the 4-year-old. The girl's father, Dusten Brown, claims federal law favors his keeping custody of the child, but the U.S. Supreme Court has said the Indian Child Welfare Act does not apply to the case.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Associated Press 14063 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Supreme Court Lifts Stay In Cherokee Girl Case Okla. Court Puts Hold On Return Of 'Baby Veronica' To S.C. http://kgou.org/post/okla-court-puts-hold-return-baby-veronica-sc The complicated and emotional case of a Native American girl who was adopted by a couple in South Carolina but has been living for more than 18 months with her biological father in Oklahoma has taken another turn.<p>It became known Tuesday that the Oklahoma Supreme Court "issued a stay late Friday to block an order from a Nowata [Okla.] County court to hand the [nearly 4-year-old girl] over to her adoptive parents," <a href="http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/State_Supreme_Court_blocks_lower_court_order_to_return/20130904_11_A1_CUTLIN519760?subj=800&Cont=Cov&Cont=Cov" target="_blank">the < Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 12856 at http://kgou.org Okla. Court Puts Hold On Return Of 'Baby Veronica' To S.C. Oklahoma Supreme Court Grants Stay In Baby Veronica Case http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-supreme-court-grants-stay-baby-veronica-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court has granted an emergency stay to keep a 3-year-old Cherokee girl with her biological father.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A docket listing for the state Supreme Court shows that the stay was granted Friday in the case of 3-year-old Veronica.</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:47:48 +0000 Associated Press 12789 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Supreme Court Grants Stay In Baby Veronica Case Hearing Set For Tuesday In Veronica Adoption Dispute http://kgou.org/post/hearing-set-tuesday-veronica-adoption-dispute <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;A family court judge is holding another hearing concerning a South Carolina couple's adoption of a Cherokee child.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:05:27 +0000 Associated Press 11573 at http://kgou.org Hearing Set For Tuesday In Veronica Adoption Dispute Dusten Brown Turns Himself In To Oklahoma Authorities http://kgou.org/post/dusten-brown-turns-himself-oklahoma-authorities <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The father of a Cherokee Indian girl at the center of an adoption dispute has turned himself in to authorities but refused extradition to South Carolina.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says Dusten Brown turned himself in about 10 a.m. and appeared before a judge but refused extradition without a governor's warrant.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:57:44 +0000 Associated Press 11444 at http://kgou.org Dusten Brown Turns Himself In To Oklahoma Authorities South Carolina Couple Wants FBI To Intervene In Adoption Dispute http://kgou.org/post/south-carolina-couple-wants-fbi-intervene-adoption-dispute <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The Charleston-area couple trying to adopt a Cherokee girl wants federal law enforcement to help them bring the child to South Carolina.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:47:10 +0000 Associated Press 11432 at http://kgou.org South Carolina Couple Wants FBI To Intervene In Adoption Dispute Cherokee Court Considering Adoption Case http://kgou.org/post/cherokee-court-considering-adoption-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A hearing is set for the biological father of a 3-year-old Cherokee girl who is the subject of an adoption dispute.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:42:49 +0000 Associated Press 11431 at http://kgou.org Cherokee Court Considering Adoption Case