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Crittenton Location: Miami, Florida (Dade)
I was 17 and sent to Florence Crittenton home in Miami Fl. I gave birth to a baby girl on August 24, 1970. I know the month and year are correct. She was moved to another county to be adopted. I gave permission at that time to give information to her if she ever wanted to find me. I'm sure that was kept closed. Just want to know you are okay and to let you know you have a half brother. I gave you the name, Christina Marie.
Crittenton Location: Miami, Florida (Dade)
Crittenton Location: youngstown, Ohio (mahoning)
i was at FCH in youngstown ohio in 1972..i had my son on june 22nd 1972..was forced by family to give him up as i was young.. been wishing all my life to reconnect just to know hes ok im 65 yrs old now an still looking..i heard that sometimes on adoption papers they will change birthdate within a month of original date of birth idk
Birth mother of my father
Crittenton Location: Wheeling, West Virginia (Marshall)
My father is 49 years old. He was born June 27, 1969 in Wheeling WV. My grandfather (his adoptive dad) said his mother was young and possibly from Steubenville Oh. Any information would be more than appreciated. Thank you.
Crittenton Location: , District of Columbia ()
Searching for my biological parents both my parents were wards of the state of Virginia they were 17 years old.
I was born September 4th 1967 Washington DC.
I'm searching for my birth parents directly I have found my paternal grandfather he as also looking for the son in never knew he had..
Crittenton Location: , California ()
My mom had a baby boy in April of 1979 in the area of Cypress, Ca. She named him Christopher. He was adopted out straight from the home. This is all the information i have. Her name at the time was Sandra Phillips.
Crittenton Location: Savannah, Georgia (Chatham)
1969 to 1971
47 year old female looking for my half sister that just found out I have a half sister. Our mother was Dorothy Hernandez, I was born in 1971 so my sister would have been born between 1969 or 1970, maybe even before I don't have exact dates. Please if anyone can help, I would deeply appreciate it.
Crittenton Location: Columbus, Ohio (Franklin)
I was born in 1964. Last name of my mother was Walden. I figure she was between the ages of 13 and 18. I was adopted in November of 1964.
Florence Pugh or Jack Phillips or Jeannette Lavon Hamson
Crittenton Location: Los Angeles, California ()
I am the great grand daughter of Florence Pugh (not sure of the correct last name) and Jack Phillips. Their daughter was born Feb 24, 1938 at the Los Angeles Crittenton Home. She was adopted and named Jeannette Lavon Hamson by her adoptive parents, Arthur and Bessie Hamson. I am working on my family genealogical tree and have not been able to find out more information about Florence and Jack. Any information on these ancestors of mine would be appreciated.
Crittenton Location: Charleston, South Carolina (Charleston)
I was born on 8/25/66 at the Medical University of South Carolina. My name at birth was Dona Maria. My birth mother was staying at FC for 2.5 months before I was born, her name was Donna and she was also adopted. My birth father was a Marine and his name was Butch. I’m hoping to find my birth mother, it’s very difficult because she was also adopted. I’d love to connect with her.
Crittenton Location: Peoria, Illinois (Peoria)
I have been trying to find my Birth Son. In doing so I have always wondered where some of the girls are that I shared a home with during this time.
Crittenton Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee (Hamilton)
I am the birth mother of a son that I had to put up for adoption while I was there. I was VERY YOUNG and this birth was the result of incest. He was a “sight unseen” adoption. He was born @ Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. At the hospital he was given the name of John Allen Mincey. My name at that time was Connie Frances Mincey
Crittenton Location: Denver, Colorado ()
Recently I found I was adopted. I'm thinking perhaps the mother stayed at the home in Denver as she gave Mercy Hospital as her address. The original certificate says her name was Jannelle Bishop. No father was listed. It also said she had 5 prior births. I was born on 8/7/1963. I'm mainly looking for a health history - but if someone is looking for me - I'd be willing to communicate with them.
My father's parents
Crittenton Location: Toledo, Ohio (Lucas)
My father was born April 7th, 1968 at Crittenton in Toledo, Ohio. From what I know his parents are not from Ohio but came here for the birth. The mom was between 14-16 years old and the father was from Canada. Any insights are appreciated.
My Half Brother
Crittenton Location: San Francisco, California (San Francisco)
My mother Melanie Home was sent to the Florence Crittenton Center for Unwed Mother's in San Francisco to give birth to her baby and then gave him up for adoption. Melanie lived in Manhattan Beach Ca. She met my father, Barry Shapiro, married and gave birth to me, Michelle Shapiro, in 1964 then my sister Noelle Shapiro in 1966. Melanie died in 1966 when my sister was 6 months old. My sister and I learned about our brother late in our lives and have wondered about our half brother all of these years but never knew how to connect with him or even if we could connect. Hoping to find him.
Crittenton Location: Sioux City, Iowa (Woodbury)
Crittenton Location: Columbus, Ohio (Franklin)
I am 62 and retired. Family is important to me, In past years it has been shared my mother gave a child up for adoption in 1950 or 1951. She was sent by family to the home for unwedmothers to have the baby, in Columbus Ohio. My mom is still living, she’s 85 and open to me searching for my sister.
Crittenton Location: Jackson, Michigan ()
My mother and Aunt have a full brother that was given up for adoption and we would like to find him.
Crittenton Location: St. Cloud, Maryland ()
I was born August 29, 1952 (8/29/52) and in 1955 was placed with the McMillen family of Baltimore, MD. The placement and adoption was facilitated by the Episcopal Social Ministries formally known as the Church Mission of Help. They are not an adoption agency but work with searching adoptees and birth parents.
According to their records, my birth mother was 18, lived in a suburb of Baltimore and attended an Episcopal Church whose rector arranged the contact with this agency. She went to a maternity home in Washington D.C. in early July to await my birth, which occurred at an D.C. area Hospital. She had decided to place me for adoption, but at the last minute she changed her mind. According to my adoptive parents, I was with her until about 1955 when I was placed in an orphanage. I was in the orphanage for about 9 months before I was placed with the McMillens, who changed my name from Stephanie to Leah. Judge Ralph Warnken circuit court of Baltimore City signed my adoption papers on 6/1/56. I have no family or medical history. My birth mother would have been born about 1934. Supposedly my birth father was killed in the Korean War, but as you know unwed mothers were not very popular in those days and the story about my father is likely to be untrue.
I have DNA on the following sites:
GEDmatch (kit AV6449605)
23andMe (test ordered)
Crittenton Location: Des Moines, Iowa (Polk)
I was born on March 6, 1965 in Des Moines and adopted from the home there the following year. My DNA indicated my mother was white and father black or mixed.
Crittenton Location: Ada, Oklahoma (OK)
I am a librarian at Ada Public Library. I am assisting a patron in trying to locate his birth family. He was born Trey Allen on December 22, 1965. He does not have any further information other than that his mother was in a home in Little Rock, Arkansas at the time. He is very interested in contacting his birth mother or any relatives.
Sandra Miller birthmother
Crittenton Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania (Lycoming)
Trying to reunite with birth mother, I believe her name was Sandra Miller. I was born 7/3/69 at Williamsport hospital.
Crittenton Location: , Montana ()
My mother, Maxine, was in the Helena Montana home in 1947, but apparently gave birth to a boy in Great Falls sometime in the last third of the year (we assume the time frame, based on the fact she graduated in Browning MT., pregnant, but not quite showing in June of that year). Her maiden name was Kindall (sometimes spelled Kendall), the father was a Blackfeet Indian named William "Willie" White. The father died young in 1955 at the age of 26, somewhere in Glacier County, MT.
The child was reportedly adopted immediately after birth by a christian family, rumored to be ranchers from the Billings Montana area. The adoption was prearranged by the superintendent of the Montana Assembly of God Church council. (My mother's parents were AG ministers in Montana at the time). A mutual friend of my uncle, who somehow had knowledge of the family, many years later reported he had been named Joe.
The facts of the first paragraph we are fairly confident to be accurate: my mom had a baby boy sometime in 1947, either in Helena or Great Falls, and the name of the father. The rest of the information related in the second paragraph could be wrong and we don't want to lose possible leads because they don't match up (ie, first name of Joe). Most of the information is based on the recollection of our 90 year old uncle who, although 19 years old at the time, has blended and mixed up stories of the life of the mutual friend and her children to story of the child born to our mother (his sister).
If you have any knowledge, or suspect you or a relative may fit this description, please email me. We would love to find out the story of our long lost half brother. The child would now be about 71 years old in 2018, and would be one quarter (or more) Blackfeet Indian. (Willy was reported to be one half Blackfeet, but may have been more, or full). We have no idea of his adoptive family, his life, if he is living or dead, or if he is/was aware of his adoption, heritage, or parentage.
If my uncle is correct about the mutual friend reporting the child's name as "Joe", then we are fairly confident he was still alive at least into the 1990's. Thank you.
MIL twin sister’s son
Crittenton Location: Fargo, North Dakota (Cass)
My mother in law lost her twin sister in 2014 and would like to know her nephew who was given up for adoption around the time my husband was born but doesn’t remember the date or the year. She is in her late 70’s and would like to find her twin sister’s only child. She has submitted DNA as did my husband, but we have no leads to go on at this point. Her maiden name, and her sisters last name is Eisenzimmer. His biological mothers name was Martina Eisenzimmer. Catholic Social Services might have facilitated the adoption. Thanks for any help you can offer. Dawn, Martha and Darwin Garman
Alice Antoinette Fabian
Crittenton Location: , Florida (Pinellas)
My birthdate is 10/16/1950. My birth mother was named Alice Antoinette Fabian, and she was American-born, 39, Irish-German descent, 5\'7\", 140 lbs.,fair-skinned, blue-eyed, light brown curly hair, Catholic. Out of state address unknown, Natural father is listed on the adoption papers as a 44, American-born, Austro-German descent,6\'4\", dark haired,swarthy skin,college graduate, Lt. Commander in Navy, WW2, Protestant. My adoption was signed May 28th, 1951.\r\nJudge Whaley handled the adoption. I was adopted by William G.and Rose Marie Schosser of St.Petersburg, Fl.\r\nAny help you can give in this matter is most appreciated.\r\nThank you.
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