Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation are ending their legal challenges to the adoption of Baby Veronica.
Brown has been in a legal battle with Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina over custody of Brown's biological daughter - Veronica.
Brown last month turned the girl over to the Capobiancos after the Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted an order keeping her in Oklahoma.
“It’s difficult to put into words how empty our home feels especially without her,” Brown said on Thursday.
At a press conference streamed live on KTUL.com and on-air on Tulsa’s Channel 8, Brown and Cherokee Nation Assistant Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo said they are moving to dismiss all litigation and will not file any further appeals.
“It was no longer fair for Veronica to be in the middle of a battle,” Brown said. “It was the love for my daughter that kept me going all this time, but it was also the love for my daughter that finally gave me the strength to accept things that are beyond my control.”
Brown said he will always know he did everything he could to keep his daughter, but now it’s time to do what is best for her.
“The time has come for me to let Veronica live a normal childhood that was so desperately needed and deserves, and that means stopping the ongoing litigation here in Oklahoma,” Brown said.
“I love her too much to continue to have her in the spotlight.”
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