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I was adopted from the Shoshone Bannock Indian reservation

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I was adopted from the Shoshone Bannock Indian reservation when I was four, they gave me a new birth certificate and sealed my original. Im trying to enroll myself and my daughter in the tribe,I can't do so until I break the seal on my original birth certificate.Who do I get too help me do this?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Idaho
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I can't find anyone who does this law,Ive called tons of law firms
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that I can think of

Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is Dwayne B. and I’m an expert here and looking forward to assisting you today.

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Were you adopted through the regular courts or through a tribal court?

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Regular
Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Pocatello,Idaho

Any family lawyer should know how to file a Motion to Unseal. You would first have to unsal the adoption file and then, if the info isn't there that you need, then you can file to unseal the birth certificate. However, normally the adoption file itself will provide the information.

You should be able to find one at www.lawyers.com and in the section for Area of Practice enter "Family Law".

The lawyers you have spoken to may be thinking that they have to file in tribal court and very few lawyers do that type of work because the law is so different.

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** good day

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