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Baby Veronica's two families react to the latest in the adoption fight

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Eighteen months after Baby Veronica left the Capobianco's arms, her return is in sight. The latest decision from the South Carolina Supreme Court, released Wednesday, ordering the Family Courts to now finalize the Capobianco's petition for adoption.

Spokeswoman for the family, Jessica Munday says the family and all of Veronica's supporters can hardly contain their joy. "We are just ecstatic. We could not have received better news, we were over the moon. The Capobiancos are so incredibly grateful and so happy."

"You can only imagine as parents, not being able to see or speak to your daughter for 18 months, just knowing they'll be able to put their arms around her and hug her tight, and see her beautiful smile again, is something anybody would be overjoyed about."

The Capobiancos were out of town as the decision came down Wednesday, but released this statement. "We are thrilled that after 18 long months, our daughter finally will be coming home. We look forward to seeing Veronica's smiling face in the coming days and will do everything in our power to make her homecoming as smooth as possible. We also want to thank everyone who has supported us throughout this ordeal. Our prayers have been answered."

But while the Capobiancos and Veronica's friends in South Carolina rejoice, a family in Oklahoma now faces their own loss. Dusten Brown, Veronica's biological father, has been fighting for custody. His attorney, John S. Nichols, releasing a statement Wednesday saying, "Mr. Brown wants everyone to think of the child's life as it is now, and how he and his wife are her whole life. He says, this is not right."

The Cherokee nation also chiming in. Chrissi Ross-Nimmo, Assistant Attorney General for the Cherokee Nation says, "I actually saw the family this morning. This child is healthy and happy and smart and outgoing. She doesn't know what's going on. What she does know is her daddy and her step mom, her mimi and papa, and the rest of her family; her ducks and geese and horses and guinea pigs. And that's her entire world right now and to take her away from that would be absolutely devastating."

The Capobiancos acknowledge the hardship, considering their family was previously ripped apart. Through Munday, they say they will do all they can to ease the transition, and keep her surrounded by all who love her. "What is best for her has always been the most important thing to them, and I know that they are going to approach this with experts, and professional advice and that she is going to have a very happy life surrounded by everyone who loves her."

"She is now going to have a life with Matt and Melanie, and her family here, as well as her birth mother and her birth father. We are just so excited to see her. I cannot wait to watch that reunion, it is going to be incredibly beautiful."

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