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Adoption case returns to SC from US Supreme Court

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South Carolina courts will have to decide whether custody of a Native American girl goes to her biological father in Oklahoma or the South Carolina couple who adopted her.

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that federal law doesn't require that the girl named Veronica stay with her biological father, but also doesn't give her adoptive parents immediate custody of the now 3-year-old child.

The high court issued an order Friday that South Carolina's Supreme Court has seven days to address the case.

Melanie and Matt Capobianco of James Island had lost in South Carolina courts before the nation's highest court ruled the Indian Child Welfare Act didn't apply because the biological father never had custody of the child and abandoned her before birth.

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