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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.

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

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  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.

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    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: laratrace@outlook.com - as soon as you can.

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  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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