Indian Child Welfare Act impacts adoption custody battle

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Ever since Veronica's biological mother gave her up for custody, Veronica's adoptive parents have been by her side.

When Veronica turned 4-months-old, her biological father wanted paternal rights. He was granted custody under a federal law, the Indian Child Welfare Act, which was created to keep Native American children from being removed from their biological families.  Veronica's biological father is Cherokee.
Now, her adoptive parents are appealing the ruling that forced them to give up their baby. CNN's Randi Kaye reports for Anderson Cooper 360.