OKLAHOMA CITY - A Cherokee father who lost custody of his 4-year-old daughter after a years long dispute with her adoptive parents says the last few days without the girl "have been more painful than words can describe."
Dusten Brown sa id in a statement Thursday that he's "heartbroken" about not having Veronica.
Matt and Melanie Capobianco, of Charleston, S.C., were given custody Monday after the Oklahoma Supreme Court said it didn't have jurisdiction over the child.
The court dissolved a temporary court order that left Veronica with her father and his family.
Brown says he "moved heaven and earth for two years to bring Veronica home to her family where she belongs." He says "nothing can break" the bond he has with her.
Here is the full statement. "The last few days without Veronica in our home have been more painful than words can describe. We are heartbroken at the loss of our daughter. I moved heaven and earth for two years to bring Veronica home to her family where she belongs. And when I finally picked her up for the journey back to Oklahoma two years ago, we looked into each other's eyes and it was like we had always been together. That bond was instantaneous, and nothing can break it. Veronica is my child, my flesh and blood, and I love her more than life itself. And to our daughter, Veronica-Mommy and Daddy love you and miss you so much, and we cannot wait until we see you again. We will see you again." -Dusten and Robin Brown