|These adoptees are Native Americans and opened their adoptions. That should give you hope.|
As adoptees, we all face the same questions: How do we open our sealed files and how do we find out who our tribal nation is and when can we meet our relatives?
The first place to start: KNOW that state where the adoption took place. What is their law governing your rights to your own adoption records? LOOK
Second: Get your non-identifying (Non-ID) from the state where you were adopted. Non-identifying information includes birthparents age and (in recent years) medical history at the time of the child's birth; their physical description (height, weight, eye color); heritage (religion, national origin, race); number of other children, and whether they’re adopted. More detailed data is collected describing your birthparents, not adoptive parents.
Do not be discouraged if you will need to get a court order and pay to get your adoption file, in many states this is the law... The states that are closed do not make it easy.
I found out in my own search that none of this is easy -- but it can be done.
PLEASE READ: https://blog.americanindianadoptees.com/search?q=court+order+to+open+adoption+