In a case that is drawing comparisons to a long-running adoption dispute over a 3-year-old Cherokee girl, an Oklahoma County District Court judge awarded custody this week of a 4-month-old infant to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe following a South Carolina couple’s attempt to adopt her.
Read the full story at the Washington Post website.
Read further media coverage:
Oklahoma Judge Gives Custody of Deseray to Absentee Shawnee Tribe (Indian Country Today, 9/17/2013)
Oklahoma, South Carolina families at odds in adoption dispute mirroring Veronica case (The Post and Courier, 9/12/2013)
Court Rules Baby Desirai Must Be Returned To Oklahoma (NewsOn6.com, 9/11/2013)