Thanks to my Dine brother Leland Morrill for sharing this. Several of us adoptees are in for a shock (as if we aren't already in shock!) when we go to apply for a new driver's license in the USA. If we cannot supply an original birth certificate, they can deny us. It happened to Leland, who was adopted by Mormons. (His story is posted on my blog here and he is also a contributor in the new book "Split Feathers: Two Worlds."
Leland has taught me so much about the Real ID Act of 2005 - which forgot to take into account many Native adoptees have amended (fake) birth records or no birth certificate.
So, please leave a comment if you are having issues with getting a new driver's license. There ought to be a class action lawsuit over this one, eh?
Read Leland's blog: http://amiauscitizennavajo.blogspot.com/
Google: Real ID ACT of 2005 if you need more information...