Baby Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, is to be extradited to South Carolina, after false accusations surface of him interfering with a court order to give her adoptive parents visitation rights.
Mary Fallin, Governor to Oklahoma has signed the extradition papers, ordering Brown to South Carolina for disobeying a court order.
Although Mr. Brown had been granted an emergency stay to keep the three year old, he is accused of denying visitation rights to Matt and Melanie Capobianco, Veronica's adoptive parents.
The Capobiancos have raised Veronica since birth, after the little girl's biological mother put her up for adoption. However, Brown, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation, has since been fighting for custody, under the Indian Child Welfare act, which greatly favors Veronica to stay with her father, and to be raised learning tribal traditions.
While the Copobiancos have had the adoption approved by courts last July 31, Veronica's biological father refused to hand her over, which has led to the extradition order.
Brown turned himself in to the authorities, but has refused the extradition order to South Carolina, where the Capobiancos live. He has posted a $10,000 bondm and subsequently released. He had been granted custody over Veronica since 2011, when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that Brown had more rights over the child than the Capobiancos, due to a 1978 federal law that ensure Native American children to stay with Native American parents.
Prior to 2011, Brown had never met his daughter, after the child's biological mother who is not Native American, rebuffed his marriage proposals and therefore playing no role during the pregnancy and paying no child support after Veronica's birth.
Baby Veronica, who is now four years old, has been caught in a vicious, back and forth custody battle for most of her young life.