“On a chilly afternoon in January 2011, a pick-up truck with Oklahoma plates pulled in front of Melanie and Matt Capobianco’s home in Charleston. Forced by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, they stepped forward and handed over their two-year-old daughter Veronica to a man neither she nor they had ever met before. He strapped the toddler into the car and pulled away.
That was the last time that the Capobiancos saw their daughter.
“No one can believe that this nightmare can happen in America,” says Melanie.
This outrage is what drove Paul Clement, the U.S Solicitor General from 2005-2008 and Thomas Lowndes, a founding member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the guardian ad litem for Veronica, asking for it to restore parental rights to the Capobiancos.”*
A child was adopted years ago legally from her biological mother, but after her biological father returned from fighting in Iraq and wanted custody, the adoptive parents were forced to give her up under Indian Child Welfare Act. Is there a clear solution as to who should have custody of the child? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.
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