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Rosalyn Denise Robinson said:   April 20, 2014 6:34 pm PST
I was born in October 1948 two months early, to a 17 year old white English girl. I was adopted aged one year and brought up in England. I found my birth mother, who died in 1994, but she refused to tell me who my father is. I know I have 10% Native genes and was told my father was "Canadian and in the military", but this may not be accurate. I have spent the last 40 years searching for my birth family and am running out of time. I need to connect to my Native family to give their heritage back to my children and grandchildren and to give them the sense of belonging I never had. I am doing all I can think of to come home but I have no names to go on other than my birth name and my mother's name, Winifred Ethel Robinson, lived in Winchester, Hampshire, England and became pregnant in early 1948. My last hope is that my birth father or his family will recognise these names and want me back in their family. Thank you for all you do for adopted Native children wherever they come from. Rosalyn.

Grandmother Mary Lyons, Ojibwe Elder said:   February 10, 2014 4:33 pm PST
Our family experienced yesterdays tragedies, we still have one brother out there in the adoption world, he's 52. We last seen him when he was 2 years old, he was being placed in a squad car. Remember this day as if it was a moment ago, tears still flow of this memory, we still search and pray we will meet again, if not here on Mother Earth, we do we will meet in the Big Circle of Life. Our heart goes out to each of you that you are never alone, as you have this save haven to lift you up when you feel low. This is a good place with great caring staff, welcome home : )

roxanna sosa said:   January 11, 2014 12:11 pm PST
Great post, my mother is Lakota Sioux but unfortunately when she was five yrs old she was stolen from the tribe and adopted. When I met my husband, 5 yrs ago, my mother in law was still no enrolled with the tribe because she needed to prove her identity. It was sad because as my mother in law told me her story, she didn't know where to start and was sad that her other children didn't even try helping her with the process. Well, I saw how upset she was, my husband and me got to researching for death records. We also had to write the courts so that's judge would unseal the adoption records. After obtaining legal papers left and right, thank goodness that we were able to get what was needed and were able to help her enroll in Rosebud. She was excited when she got her tribal number, she is now 59 years old but we finally did it. Only had to wait 1 1/2 from beginning to end. My mother in law, Jean Blackelk has finally proven her identity. :)

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