Cherokee girl at center of yearslong custody dispute handed over to adoptive parents

  • Article by: KRISTI EATON , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 23, 2013 - 11:11 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY — A South Carolina couple who vowed last month to not leave Oklahoma unless they went home with a 4-year-old Cherokee girl they have been trying to adopt since her birth were given custody of the girl Monday night after the Oklahoma Supreme Court said it didn't have jurisdiction over the child.

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