Opinion: Baby Veronica Belongs With Her Adoptive Parents

On July 12, 2013, Christy Maldonado, the birth mother in the Supreme Court case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, told her side of the story in the Washington Post.

In the summer of 2009, I made the most difficult decision of my life: to place my baby, Veronica Rose, with adoptive parents. Many know her as “Baby Girl” or “Baby Veronica” because her adoptive parents and I fought all the way to the Supreme Court for Veronica’s right to be treated like a human being — not property owned by a Native American tribe.

Read the opinion piece at the Washington Post website.

Read a response to Ms. Maldonado’s piece at  Baby Veronica’s Birth Mother Finally Speaks Out About Court Case (Indian Country Today, 7/15)