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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Baby Veronica & Baby Deseray: Sold Babies!

By Trace L Hentz (blog editor)

It appears that Baby Deseray was placed by the same adoption lawyer Ray Godwin and the birthmother dealt with the same adoption agency Nightlight. They are also responsible for the trafficking of Veronica Brown.
History does repeat itself until we learn and get it right.
I have been thinking about the abolition of adoption - and came across this quote: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” said Buckminster Fuller.
The adoption industry propaganda is like fairy dust – it blinds the world to the trafficking of children by calling them orphans and their adopters as saviors while protecting a billion dollar industry. The industry has operated in virtual secrecy for far too long, getting rich selling babies to the highest bidder.
As I said before on this blog, a new war of awareness has begun.

Here is the link to an Op-Ed from a writer in South Carolina:

Now this:

Baby Deseray was removed from Oklahoma shortly after her birth in May by Bobby and Diane Bixler of Irmo, South Carolina.

Adult Son of Couple Adopting Deseray Says They Were Abusive Parents

A family court judge in South Carolina has scheduled a hearing on October 25 to finalize of the adoption of Baby Deseray, despite an Oklahoma court ruling last month that granted custody to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, and ordered her return to that state. The infant, who was removed from Oklahoma shortly after her birth in May by Bobby and Diane Bixler of Irmo, South Carolina, has been the subject of a second heated interstate custody battle between an Oklahoma Indian tribe and the state of South Carolina. The Bixlers are represented by Raymond Godwin, attorney for Nightlight Christian Adoptions of Greenville, South Carolina, and Paul Swain, a Tulsa, Oklahoma attorney. Both lawyers also represented Matt and Melanie Capobianco in their adoption of Veronica, which was finalized in September after a bitter four-year custody battle with the girl's biological father, Dusten Brown.



  1. Everyone needs to contact Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, at 918-581-2885 or immediately. Insist that Baby Desirai be returned to OK without delay.

  2. Thanks for sharing this Robin!

  3. Attorney Raymond Godwin changed the court date for the Baby Desirai adoption hearing. It looks like he may be trying to trick the family into missing it so that the illegal adoption can go through.

  4. A great travesty. The Veronica Brown's adoption story. How many of you knew, that since the beginning of this story, a large PR firm has been working non-stop to sway people's opinions in the adoptive couple's favor? Many have ony heard one side of this little girl and her father's story - many have been proven to be biased.

    By: Lightfoot

    How could so much evidence have been overlooked or downright dismissed? Are not adoptions meant for a child who needs to be adopted? Veronica Brown was clearly not a child in such a need. She has a birth father who wants her, loves her, and desires to be able to raise his own daughter. This little girl's father, has proven this over and over again.

    Can anyone explain how an adoption can be forced against a human being right here in America, and when the time comes, how will anyone be able to explain to a precious child who was only four years old, why she was forcibly removed from her biological father's loving home to be adopted out?

    Birth mother reported Birth father's Indian heritage, however she showed reluctance to share this information:

    It was reported, that Birth mother had been given gifts as well as money. None of the money went to pay the hospital for delivery, because the State of OK {taxes} footed the bill . In the State of OK a birth mother is not allowed over the amount of $1000.00 dollars for adopting a child out.}

    When Birth Mother arrived at the hospital to give birth, she requested to be placed on "strictly no report" status, meaning that if anyone called to see if she was in the hospital, the hospital would report her as not admitted. She testified that neither Birth father nor his parents contacted her while she was in the hospital. So, how could they have? Adoptive couple also testified, that they did not allow Birth father to visit his child. This child was hidden from her Birth father. {Birth father is prevented from visiting the child by the person or agency having lawful custody of the child. See S. C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1690.}

    Three days after child is born, the adoptive couple files for the adoption proceedings in their State of S.C. {SECTION 20-7-1660 stipulates that a child must be “present” within this State at the time the petition for adoption is filed.} The Birth mother and child were still in the State of OK at the time of filing.

    Consent was required from the State of Oklahoma pursuant to the ("ICPC") before removing the child from that state. Birth mother signed the necessary papers, which reported the child's ethnicity as "Hispanic" instead of Native American. Birth father's name was not spelled correctly and wrong date of birth was placed on the paper work sent to the Cherokee Nation.

    Birth father had been constantly referred to as a dead beat father. How so? Not only did he offer Birth mother marriage, but also money for whatever she needed. Birth mother refused. {Father did not sign his rights away: He signed a prerequisite to the service of a summons and complaint. Appellants did not follow the clear procedural directives of section 1913(a) in obtaining Father's consent. – South Carolina Supreme Court.}

    Under 25 USC 1903, the minor child meets definition of "Indian child. Concerning "ICWA." a safe guard used for protection -"No forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II

    Judge Malphrus’ bench ruling Sept. 29, 2011. I do not find birth mother's testimony credible....

    The S.C. courts granted custody of Veronica to her father twice in a row. Therefore the father had custody for two years, and he and his daughter were legal residents in the State of OK at the time the U.S. Supreme Court made its judicial opinion. So, one can only wonder why S.C rushed to approve an adoption afterwards, for a child, that clearly was not in the need to be adopted?

    1. Lightfoot, Thank you for this great analysis. A travesty, yes.

  5. Baby Deseray was removed from the Bixler's home this morning at 5:30 am and placed into the custody of OK CPS rep.

    1. Thank you so much for this update!!!!!!!

    2. Thank you to the Richland County Sheriff's Department for removing the child from the Bixler's home under court order. I know this is not an easy thing to do emotionally, but thanks for your help.

  6. At the 2pm hearing yesterday the judge ordered that Baby Desaray be placed into the custody of SCDSS pending a hearing monday 10-28-13 at 1:30 pm. Baby Deseray was taken from the OK CPS rep and transfered to SCDSS at approximately 5 pm yesterday.

  7. howdo we confirm that?

  8. Please keep us posted on any Baby Deseray updates. We'll also post news if we can find it!

  9. This is good to hear and hope it is true. Not too worried about move from OK Cps to SC cps as that is probably a formality related to interstate legal issues. I suspect on Monday, Desirai will be transferred back to OK cps. Then the decision will be made as to who gets custody. Remember under the ICWA, her mother could still step up and request custody and withdraw her consent to TPR. Jeremy may not be given automatically given custody by the Tribal Cps or Ok CPS. This is a wonderful move in the right direction.

  10. Now that all 749 sovereign nations have been reinstated into the U.N. as of September 16, 2009, under the DIPHR, articles 6,7,8,and 9 Baby Veronica is also to be returned to her birth nation. Our children that become lost little birds loose how to fly! This has become another way to "Get rid of the Indian". I could never imagine if I were adopted out at the age of 11 when both my parents died, but being raised by my grandmother and other family members saved the Indian in me!! We are a "Proud People" we must stand up for the future of our people and teach them who they are!!


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