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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Facebook page WHO AM I goes viral with adoptee photos

A new page to help unite adoptees with their tribes?? Yes and it's all great news from CJ/Tommy Youngblood! I spoke with him last night and we will be working together to help as many adoptees as we can - using his page and the page I set up "American Indian Searching for..." His page has gone viral with almost 10,000 people talking about it!
 
This is a great opportunity for adoptees to post their photo and birthdate and other photos. It's already worked for one young woman, Tommy said. She has found her family!
 
Tommy sent this message out: Heya to all our friends n family and all the friends of NdnzGonWild.....we are taking a break from printing our tshirt designs and focusing Full Time on something very dear to us.. the new project..,,WHO AM I.... About helping ndn kids who were scooped, fostered and adopted finding their way home.... Check out our page.. Please keep sharing the photos, and keep them in your prayers..  Yup itz an Ndn Thang.., Keep the link going far n wide to drum up support...Like it... and Share it.

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  1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/05/16/dna-site-23andme-outed-parents-who-gave-their-first-baby-up-for-adoption/

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