Native American
9:47 am
Mon August 12, 2013

South Carolina Couple Wants FBI To Intervene In Adoption Dispute

The Charleston-area couple trying to adopt a Cherokee girl wants federal law enforcement to help them bring the child to South Carolina.

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Matt and Melanie Capobianco on Monday called on the FBI to help them bring the 3-year-old named Veronica to live with them. Matt Capobianco says he'll go toOklahoma himself to retrieve Veronica if that request is denied.

A South Carolina court has finalized the couple's adoption. But Veronica has been inOklahoma since 2011, when courts said federal law favored her being raised by her biological father because of his Cherokee heritage.

That ruling has been reversed. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the girl's biological father after he missed a meeting to bring her to meet with the Capobiancos.