In this 2013 photo, Veronica, 3, a child at the center of an international adoption dispute at the time, smiles in a bathroom of the Cherokee Nation Jack Brown Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File)

In this 2013 photo, Veronica, 3, a child at the center of an international adoption dispute at the time, smiles in a bathroom of the Cherokee Nation Jack Brown Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File)

Appeals court hears case on adoptions of Native Americans

A 1978 law gives preference to Native American families in cases involving Native American children.

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