SC Supreme Court to hear adoption challenge case

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a 2-year-old girl whose adoptive parents had to turn her over to her biological father on New Year's Eve.

According to media reports, Matt and Melanie Capobianca turned over the girl to her biological father, 30-year-old Dusten Brown, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation from Oklahoma.

The Capobiancos must file their first briefs by Thursday.

The couple says they adopted the girl when she was born in 2009 from the biological mother. Brown filed for custody four months later.

Brown's attorney argued that the girl's biological mother concealed her plans to put their daughter up for adoption, and that Brown believed he signed his custody rights to the mother.

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