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For adoptees, the type of evidence that might help us is the non-Identifying information that we may have attained from the adoption agency that placed us. For instance, if we know the age of our mother and father from that date we were born, we can now estimate the year our birth parents were born. In doing so, we can focus on any of the children of this MRCA for individuals with a birth year that might match our birth parents.

We can provide more details, suggestions, and instruction on how to work with DNA testing, and the expectations and question you may find from testing with each of the three major DNA companies. One of the more common methodologies we use, not dissimilar to what was just described above, is the Pendulum Methodology.

If you bravely want to tread more deeply into the subject on your own, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy has an excellent wiki here.

Click here for an Adobe PDF file that attempts to depict a visual breakdown using genetic genealogy to potentially find biological family members through triangulation. I am also including a PDF document from Richard Hill written recently called "Seven Guidelines for Adoptees", available on this link.

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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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Rebecca Tallbear entitled: “DNA, Blood, and Racializing the Tribe”, bearing out what I only inferred:

Detailed discussion of the Bering Strait theory and other scientific theories about the population of the modern-day Americas is beyond the scope of this essay. However, it should be noted that Indian people have expressed suspicion that DNA analysis is a tool that scientists will use to support theories about the origins of tribal people that contradict tribal oral histories and origin stories. Perhaps more important,the alternative origin stories of scientists are seen as intending to weaken tribal land and other legal claims (and even diminish a history of colonialism?) that are supported in U.S. federal and tribal law. As genetic evidence has already been used to resolve land conflicts in Asian and Eastern European countries, this is not an unfounded fear.


In some cases, companies may even take it upon themselves to control the narrative according to their own politics and professed values, with no need for government intervention. For example: Google, the most powerful information company in the world, has been reported to fix its algorithms to promote, demote, and disappear content according to undisclosed internal “fairness” guidelines. This was revealed by a whistleblower named Zach Vorhies in his almost completely ignored book, Google Leaks, and by Project Veritas, in a sting operation against Jen Gennai, Google’s Head of Responsible Innovation. In their benevolent desire to protect us from hate speech and disinformation, Google/YouTube immediately removed the original Project Veritas video from the Internet. -

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