Court Rules Baby Desirai Must Be Returned To OklahomaOKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma County judge has ruled "Baby Desirai" must be returned to Oklahoma. The Baby Desirai case mirrors the "Baby Veronica" custody battle, between her South Carolina adoptive parents and her biological father, an Oklahoma native. Both girls have Native American roots and their fathers say they didn't know the mothers were planning to put their daughters up for adoption.
Desirai was born in May. Her mother is Absentee-Shawnee, a federally recognized tribe based in Pottawatomie County. Desirai's mother and her father, Jeremy Simmons, ended their relationship before Desirai was born. Simmons said it wasn't until months later that he found his baby had been placed for adoption.
"I was mad, sad, upset. I didn't know why or how somebody could hand over their baby like that," Simmons said.
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