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Listing From: Debra Gallagher

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Virginia Steele

Crittenton Location: Denver, Colorado ()

Timeframe:

Late 1919

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I am the granddaughter of Virginia Myrtle Steele Gallagher. Newspaper articles indicate she was sent there in late 1919. Why, what happened and how can I find out more about her stay there. She was 9 years old and Judge ordered to be there. At least according to a few newspaper reports. I can provide proof of my identity that I am related to her.

Listing From: Laura Koenig

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Sister

Crittenton Location: Houston, Texas (Harris)

Timeframe:

May 18, 1957

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Looking for daughter born to my mom Bonnie Carol Julien. Father was Delton Leggett

Listing From: Faye Hill

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Birth mom

Crittenton Location: Tampa, Florida (Hillsborough)

Timeframe:

1958

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I was born April 2, 1958. I was adopted from the children’s home society in Tampa, FL. I was born with ears that had no form to them. I’m looking to connect to my biological parents. Mother or father. There a part of me that lingers in the back and I would like to know more about me.

Listing From: Deb Louk

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Half Brother

Crittenton Location: Denver, Colorado ()

Timeframe:

1961

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Received my original birth certificate and saw that my mom had a child a year before I was born. Family members told me she had him at Florence Crittenden Home in Denver. Would like to meet him!

Listing From: Joan Adams

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

daughter

Crittenton Location: Trenton, New Jersey (Mercer)

Timeframe:

1958

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Gave birth to a baby girl, I named her Diane. She was born 5/30/ 1958. She was adopted by a couple from northern New Jersey. That is the only information I know. I am 80 years old and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I lived in south Jersey and moved to the Bryn Mawr, PA area after marriage. At present I am resided in a senior community with my husband.

Listing From: Thaddeus Wong

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Brother

Crittenton Location: , District of Columbia ()

Timeframe:

1965

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I am looking for my half brother. My father had a son with a woman named Judy in the spring of 1965. They were both in the peace corps at the time of the pregnancy. She came back to the US to give birth. She lived at Crittenton in D.C. along the reservoir. At some point my father came under the impression that the boy was adopted by an interracial couple in New York who were both doctors. It is unclear if that was a fact or a hope by our father, who passed away in recent years. Our father's name is Martin and he was half Chinese, in case that is a helpful detail.

Listing From: Jane Milligan Leemhuis

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

My son

Crittenton Location: Youngstown, Ohio (Mahoning)

Timeframe:

9/1969-2/1970

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I’m searching for my son, born 1/27/1970 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. I relinquished custody of him before I left the hospital, after being allowed to see and hold him just once. The formal relinquishment and adoption was completed either through Mahoning County Children’s Services, Lutheran Social Services, or Catholic Social Services. The social worker who handled our case was Sara(h?) Beebe. I was 18 at the time of my son’s birth. My mother forced me to give him up for adoption since, as she told me, she was “NOT going to be taking care of some baby” while I returned to school. I believe that my father would have done anything to have me bring him home, but my mother was ridiculously adamant about it, fearing what the neighbors would think. True. She and I have not gotten along since. One of my younger sisters and I have registered in various adoption registries to try to locate my son. I was told (true or not) that the adoptive parents were a dentist and his wife. I kind of remember that they MAY have been from the Sharon PA area. I could be very wrong about this. I named my son Johnathan (or Jonathan) Edwards Milligan. His birth father is Australian and was 19 at the time of his birth, named Alan Charles Perrin. We are still in contact with each other. Both families have significant medical histories that my son should be told about. I have cried over this boy so often! I’ve thought about him every single day over the past 50+ years. I hope he had a wonderful, happy childhood and that he is a successful, happy, productive man, doing work in his chosen field of endeavor. I’m happy to meet him, any time, any where. Thank you for helping us find our lost children! ❤️

Listing From: Jane Stout

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

any living relatives

Crittenton Location: Peoria, Illinois (Peoria)

Timeframe:

1953

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My father was born 6/2/53 in Peoria Illinois to a 16 year old girl, L. J. Calhoun. Ms. Calhoun was from Rock Island, Illinois. William S. Miller delivered the baby.

My father died 10/31/99 at the age of 46 from cancer. My sister and I would like to connect with any living relatives.

Listing From: Leanne Egolf

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Adoptee

Crittenton Location: Germantown??, Pennsylvania ()

Timeframe:

1963

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I am search for my brother given up for adoption. Born march 10 1963 in Germantown, PA (phila,).

Listing From: Sandra Plummer

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

My son

Crittenton Location: Denver, Colorado (Denver)

Timeframe:

1962

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I am the birth mother looking for my son that was born in the Denver location of Florence Crittendon Home for Unwed Mothers in July 1962.

Listing From: Patricia Startz

Submitted: 04/09/2020

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Patricia Ruth Lloyd

Crittenton Location: Brighton, Massachusetts (USA)

Timeframe:

1972

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I was a 13 year old unwed mother and gave birth at one of the facilities in 1972. I gave birth at Boston Lien and Women's Hospital. I stayed at the crittenton Hastings home at 10 Perthshire Rd in Brighton Massachusetts in 1972.

Listing From: Jodal Howlett

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Birth Family

Crittenton Location: Fort Myers, Florida (Lee)

Timeframe:

1968

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I was born 12.17.68 at Peoria Methodist Hospital. Birth Mothers name on my birth certificate is Patricia Ann Brown. She names me Lisa Ann Brown. She was 19 at the time. Birth father is not listed, but from the non-identifying information I was given, he was 21 at the time.
I am looking for any birth family members. I am listed on the Illinois Adoption Registry, have done 23 and Me and Ancestry.com.
Thank you!

Listing From: Leslie Fitzgerald Cooper

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Eleanor Snyder

Crittenton Location: Wheeling, West Virginia ()

Timeframe:

1946-1947

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I am looking for my late father’s biological mother named Eleanor Snyder (maiden name). I believe she has passed, though I can’t find her obituary. I do not know who his biological father was. Eleanor was born in 1918 in Mannington, WV and was staying at the Crittenton home in 1946-1947. She had my father (John Fitzgerald, adopted name) on 4/11/47 at Wheeling Hospital around the age of 29. My father was adopted by John and Edna Fitzgerald of Cottageville/Ravenswood, WV. I have submitted my DNA to 23&Me and came up with a match with a possible 1st cousin/uncle who was also adopted in Wheeling WV, though he doesn’t know a name for either birth parent. He is 55 or 56 I believe. My dad would have been 73 this April.
I believe Eleanor’s parents were AJ (possibly Arley) and Mary Snyder of Mannington or Lincoln County area. I believe Eleanor had at least 5 sisters/1 brother.

If anyone has any information on Eleanor or her family, or knows who my father’s biological father, please contact me. My father desperately wanted to make a connection with his birth family, but unfortunately he passed away before he could do so. I would love to connect with someone who can help solve my father’s and our family’s puzzle.
Thank you for reading.

Listing From: Renée Shultz Beyerbach

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Relatives of my father

Crittenton Location: Portland, Oregon (Multnomah)

Timeframe:

1945

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I found out on ancestry and with DNA that my father who was born December 14, 1945, was born and I believe adopted in Portland, OR. I am hoping to obtain any information about his birth family- he is now deceased. His given name was David McMurray Shultz- his parents were Arzelia Brian and Reginald Shultz.

Listing From: Patricia MacKenzie

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Paula, Pat, Connie, Adrian

Crittenton Location: Brighton, Massachusetts ()

Timeframe:

1970

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I was at Crit from Labor Day weekend till November 3, 1970, originally from Quincy. I kept in touch with a few of the girls for a short period after we had our babies, but then lost track. I was reunited with my daughter 20 years ago, she is in my everyday life now, thankfully. Would love to reconnect!

Listing From: Jennifer Sadler

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Birth Family

Crittenton Location: , District of Columbia ()

Timeframe:

1966

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I was born on July 15, 1966 at George Washington Hospital in DC. I was adopted from Arlington, VA but have reason to believe my parents were from Maryland. My mother was 18 and in college when pregnant.

Listing From: Angie Izzi

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Adopted son

Crittenton Location: Ackron, Ohio ()

Timeframe:

1955

Search Details:

Looking for my moms adopted son from Florence Christian home for unwed mother’s in ackron ohio.She was brought to home by parents and she never got to see him he was put up for adoption,but did say she named him Robbie.Her name is June Long .It was in the 1950.She would love to know if anyone has any info on him.Please Email me .

Listing From: Robert Hutton

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Birth Mother

Crittenton Location: Nashville, Tennessee (Davidson)

Timeframe:

1961

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I was born August 15, 1961 in Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee. I was told my mother was approximately 17 years old when she had me. I was told her parents sent her to an unwed mother’s home. (Not positive on that). My mother may have been from Kentucky. I was told my father was in the military and possibly didn’t know about me. I was adopted approximately 3 days old in Washington County, Tennessee. Hoping to locate any biological family members. Especially, my mother. My email is: sehrehtwins4@gmail.com

Listing From: Dawn VanNiman

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Half brother

Crittenton Location: Jackson, Michigan (Jackson)

Timeframe:

1966

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My mother had a son Sept or Nov 1966 at a Crittenton home in Jackson Michigan.

His name was David Scott Graham or Scott David Graham before he was adopted.

My mother’s name Susan Graham she was 16 when he was born. I do not know if the bio father was listed but his name is Mike Welch.

Listing From: Albert Jackson Poindexter

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Birth Parents

Crittenton Location: , District of Columbia ()

Timeframe:

1917-1919

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I was born Oct. 31, 1917, in DC. At 18 months, I became the only child of foster parents Andrew and Phoebe (Crutchfield) Poindexter, who changed my name and raised me in Clifton Forge, VA. While early Census Records i.d. me as Black, I was Mulatto (my birth mother was Black; my birth father was White). My birth name might have been Alfred or Jackson. Please help me find info about my birth parents.

Listing From: Cheryl Cockerham Motz

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Marcia Smith

Crittenton Location: Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion)

Timeframe:

1925

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My mother’s birth certificate says that her mother’s name was Mary Smith from Van Wert Ohio and father was C H North from Geneva Indiana. Mother was born January 28, 1925. I would love to find out more about her birth family. She was adopted by Alva and Rebecca Murphy of Marion Indiana. Please help me find out who my mother’s family really is.

Listing From: Rebecca Kammar

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Half-Brother

Crittenton Location: St. Petersburg, Florida (Pinellas County)

Timeframe:

1972

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I am searching for my older half brother. He was born in Bayfront Medical Center on 10/23/1972 to our mother Susan Hungerford. She stayed at the Florence Crittenton Home for unwed girls until she gave birth. She was not allowed to name you but we would all love to meet you! You have three half sisters and a half brother. Her case worker was Lillian Parsons and you were adopted through the Childrens Home Society.

Listing From: Robin Maisel (adopted name)

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Birth family siblings and Bio Mother

Crittenton Location: Knoxville, Tennessee ()

Timeframe:

1971

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I was born in 1971. My birth certificate says memphis but my adoptive brother he remembers my adopted parents going to Knoxville to pick me up. My nursery name was Pam Pittman and only have a piece of paper that says my Bio mother blonde blue eyes 5'9 and my bio father blonde hair blue eyes and 6'3. My bio mother was in high school and bio father was in college. Ive done my DNA with Ancestry and Ive reached out to predicted first cousins but unfortunately have had no responses. If anyone has any info please please contact me via email at maiselr@gmail.com.

Listing From: Marie Mason

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

My half brother

Crittenton Location: Newark, New Jersey (Orange)

Timeframe:

1954 or ,55

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My Mother Joan Marie Pollett had a Son out of wedlock in a home in, Or around Newark NJ..

Listing From: Mary Bryan Sander

Submitted: 04/09/2020

Trying to Contact:

Birth Mother

Crittenton Location: Toledo, Ohio (Lucas)

Timeframe:

1949

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I was born in Toledo Hospital September 3, 1949. According to my birth certificate, my birth mother's name is Barbara Jean O'Mara. She was 17 at the time I was born and lived on Telegraph Road. I was adopted by William and Cletus Bryan in December 1949. I have done an Ancestry and 23 and Me DNA test and the closest I have come are second cousins. I would be thrilled to find any family I have. Please feel free to contact me.

Mary Bryan Sander