Oklahoma court orders Baby Veronica to adoptive parents

By MICHAEL OVERALL - Tulsa World Modified: September 24, 2013 at 6:49 am •  Published: September 23, 2013
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photo - Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree (far right) prays with supporters of the Dusten Brown family on Monday evening, Sept. 23, 2013 in Tahlequah, Okla., after announcing that Veronica Brown had been turned over to her adoptive parents. The transfer came hours after the  Oklahoma Supreme Court dissolved a temporary court order that had kept the child in the Cherokee Nation with her father and his family. Supporters of Brown, the girl's biological father, say he put up a hard-fought battle for the right to keep Veronica but that he "willfully cooperated" with the court's order. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Mike Brown)
Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree (far right) prays with supporters of the Dusten Brown family on Monday evening, Sept. 23, 2013 in Tahlequah, Okla., after announcing that Veronica Brown had been turned over to her adoptive parents. The transfer came hours after the Oklahoma Supreme Court dissolved a temporary court order that had kept the child in the Cherokee Nation with her father and his family. Supporters of Brown, the girl's biological father, say he put up a hard-fought battle for the right to keep Veronica but that he "willfully cooperated" with the court's order. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Mike Brown)

TAHLEQUAH — Dusten Brown told his daughter Monday night that he loved her and would see her again.

He packed two suitcases, one for clothes and one for toys, according to a source familiar with Monday night’s hand over.

Brown broke down in tears as Chrissi Nimmo, the Cherokee Nation’s assistant attorney general who had led the tribe’s fight to keep Veronica in Oklahoma, drove the girl a quarter mile to the Cherokee Marshal Service headquarters, where the adoptive parents were waiting.

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