Adoption age limit protested by Cherokee
I’m writing the letter to you in regards to adoption.
Wife and I have been wanting to adopt a school-age child (boy, girl or both) for the past three years through the children services on Home Avenue here in Maryville, but every time we try, at the (Children’s Service) we were told we are too old to adopt children. We don’t think so.
If there is a barrier to children being adopted, then don’t you think there should be a barrier against same-sex marriages? Two men, two women, adopt children, but when it comes right down to it they will not let Cherokee Indians who want to adopt children. They (Children’s Services) say no. My wife is 74 and I am 81, but we’re just as healthy as a young person. We go to church every Sunday and are very believing in God. Remember God knows, sees and hears everything you say and do, and God will punish those who will not let me adopt two school-age children.
Will you all who read this please send me your thoughts, especially the Children’s Services.
Chief Dan Running Bear
103 Hollyhock Way
Friendsville, TN 37757