Dear Ms. Boone,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
As the Bureau of Indian Affairs did not keep detailed records of adoption proceedings, we suggest that you review the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Birth Family Search Information and the FamilySearch Research wiki for North Carolina Adoption Research.
We also suggest that you contact the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to request the death certificate of Fannie Woodall Hicks and/or search the FamilySearch Research wiki for North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994.
When embarking on Native American genealogy, please note that the records in the custody of NARA often only detail those living on the reservations or being administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If an ancestor was Native American and left the reservation or did not have interaction with the United States Government as such, they will not be recorded in NARA’s records and tracing their genealogy may be difficult.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
[Information provided by Cody White, Subject Matter Expert]