Fallin urges meeting in dispute over Cherokee girl

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says a Cherokee man trying to stop the adoption of his daughter by a South Carolina couple should let the girl meet with the family trying to gain custody of her.

Matt and Melanie Capobianco traveled to Oklahoma this week and said at a news conference Wednesday they hope to leave with 3-year-old Veronica. The couple said a request to see the girl was turned down, but Fallin said they should be allowed to see the girl.

South Carolina officials have charged the girl's father with custodial interference. Fallin said if Brown doesn't work toward a peaceful resolution of the adoption fight, she will be forced to expedite an extradition request sent by South Carolina's governor and let courts settle the matter.

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