TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A South Carolina couple says they are willing to reach a compromise that would let them regain custody of a Cherokee child they tried to adopt several years ago.
A lawyer for Matt and Melanie Capobianco said Wednesday he was willing to meet with the child's biological father to "build a path forward." Melanie Capobianco said her goal was to "seek peace for our daughter."
A South Carolina judge finalized the adoption, but a Cherokee Nation court granted custody to the family of her biological father, Dusten Brown.
Lawyer Troy Dunn said he was seeking a private meeting with Brown, and that the Capobiancos said they would want Brown and the Cherokee Nation to be a part of the child's life after they regain custody.