By Trace L Hentz (blog editor and adoptee)
Yesterday I was talking to my husband about an adoptee who is in another country and needs help to find her family and tribe. Her (amended) (fake) birth certificate is from Utah.
Utah is a closed record state. BAD NEWS. But Utah has an adoption registry: and she can register online, which is new. https://adoptionregistry.utah.gov/ - Their website says: The Utah Adoption Registry is a voluntary, mutual consent registry that helps adult adoptees born in Utah and their birth parents and blood related siblings reunite with one another.
There is a form to fill out: Register Now
Of course there is a fee: Check or Money Order made out to 'Vital Records'. New registration: $25. Update to Match Search information: $10.
She was adopted in Utah but could be born somewhere else. She sent me a copy of her fake OBC (the original birth certificate, amended after adoption) and it lists her adoptive parents as her birth parents.
She told me in an email her adoption was private, which means lawyers were involved, I guess. Why? Paperwork.
Until we reunite with our relatives, which many of us have done, Closed Adoption accomplished our erasure as sovereign citizens in our tribal nations.