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Message From Babbs:

I urge each and everyone of you who are searching for your roots and your answers to post your info on our boards and let the angels help bring you full circle in your search.
We now have over 800 members in which adoption has touched your life in some way. If you are on this group and you are searching for your birth family, mother, father, son, daughter, etc....I urge you to post your information for all the angels to see. Hopefully we will be able to reunite you with your family before this holiday passes.
Post all the info that you have... Don't be shy, if you don't post, our angels can't help.
Go to our website: - join up first.
Then, in the left column, choose post, add a subject line (see below), input all your information and click send...

F iso BF, BM BD 12/17/1957 Columbus Ohio
This translates to FEMALE in search of (iso) Birth family, Birth Mom, Birth DAD, your date of birth, and place of birth. (use this format in the subject line)
Then in the body of the email put in any other pertainent info that you have on your history; NON-ID if you have it... if you do not have it, I highly urge you to obtain it, there could be a wealth of info on your birth family in there.

Babbs and your angels from Soaring Angels


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  2. Hi I am 27 years old..I was adopted at birth in New orleans on July 13, 1989. I was was told in non identifying information thay my birth mother and grandparents were native american. When I reviewed my adoption decree their was a part thay said " no Indian American Tribal Court has disputed this adoption." My adoption is closed but on the decree my name at birth is stated as Maryann Ruff.

    1. Mare713, please email me: - let's have Karen Vigneault look at your paperwork asap.

  3. My name is Roberta. I am a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Browning Mt. Along time ago in the year of 1975. My mother gave birth to the youngest of the family. His name was George James Morris. He was born January 28, 1975. I have been looking for him since I was 12 years old. I have written to the BIA of Browning and they to are looking for him. I am almost 50 yrs old now and still nothing. I cannot locate a birth certificate for him. I have looked for him in the state of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. I have come across nothing.
    I have read the laws about Indian adoption Act of 1975 and what I have come across is very disturbing to me. I am not a lawyer by no means but I would like to know about if there is a possible chance that I might be able to locate my little brother.
    Further more, I feel that in 1975, it looks to me that the state took it upon themselves not to tell the Blackfeet Tribe that my mother gave birth and state might have forced my mother to give up this child.
    I feel that my brother was put up in adoption and his case is sealed or might have been sealed.
    In 1978 our mother was murdered and it was a very sad time for the family. In her will she left my brother something very important and only him can claim it.
    I am trying to keep up hope but everywhere I have turned to has been a dead end. I am now, to the point of where I will or might go to court about my brother. I don't have a lot of money for a lawyer but it looks to me that, the state failed to notify the BIA and the BIA is also to blame too. Is there anyone out there might be able to help me!
    Also, is there anyway, I might be able to find any information other then a unenrolled number for my brother. Thats about it.

    Thank you,
    Roberta Duckhead
    Member of the Blackfeet Nation
    in Browning Mt.

    1. Hi Roberta, I sent his message to Karen Vigneault, a researcher. We will look into this. Records exist of the adoption - unless a private lawyer handled it. Please email me: - as soon as you can.

  4. My name is Bradly Rhodes, i come from an adopted family. I am a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, i would like to know more about where i come from and who my biological family are. My adopted family has sense passed on, so i have no way of knowing where i come from.


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To Veronica Brown

Veronica, we adult adoptees are thinking of you today and every day. We will be here when you need us. Your journey in the adopted life has begun, nothing can revoke that now, the damage cannot be undone. Be courageous, you have what no adoptee before you has had; a strong group of adult adoptees who know your story, who are behind you and will always be so.