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Listing From: Shayne Beagle

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth mother of my father

Crittenton Location: Wheeling, West Virginia (Marshall)

Timeframe:

1969

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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.

Listing From: Elizabeth Juarez

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth parents

Crittenton Location: , District of Columbia ()

Timeframe:

1967

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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..

Listing From: Jennifer Dandridge

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Half Brother

Crittenton Location: , California ()

Timeframe:

1979

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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.

Thanks!

Listing From: Lyn Hernandez

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Half sister

Crittenton Location: Savannah, Georgia (Chatham)

Timeframe:

1969 to 1971

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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.

Listing From: Polly Radune

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

birth mother

Crittenton Location: Columbus, Ohio (Franklin)

Timeframe:

1964

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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.

Listing From: Erica Muno

Submitted: 11/11/2019

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Florence Pugh or Jack Phillips or Jeannette Lavon Hamson

Crittenton Location: Los Angeles, California ()

Timeframe:

1938

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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.

Listing From: Tracy Cregg

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth mothwr

Crittenton Location: Charleston, South Carolina (Charleston)

Timeframe:

1966

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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.

Listing From: Linda Grant

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Lettie

Crittenton Location: Peoria, Illinois (Peoria)

Timeframe:

1966

Search Details:

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.

Listing From: Connie Leonard

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth son

Crittenton Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee (Hamilton)

Timeframe:

1976/77(?)

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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

Listing From: Tammy Tahbo

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth Famil

Crittenton Location: Denver, Colorado ()

Timeframe:

1963

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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.

Listing From: samantha neff

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

My father's parents

Crittenton Location: Toledo, Ohio (Lucas)

Timeframe:

1968

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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.

Listing From: Michelle McKechnie

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

My Half Brother

Crittenton Location: San Francisco, California (San Francisco)

Timeframe:

around 1962

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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.

Listing From: Sharon Ramberg

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

My son

Crittenton Location: Sioux City, Iowa (Woodbury)

Timeframe:

1967

Listing From: Harvey Miller

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Half Sister

Crittenton Location: Columbus, Ohio (Franklin)

Timeframe:

1950-1951

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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.

Listing From: Janis Oglesbee

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Son

Crittenton Location: Jackson, Michigan ()

Timeframe:

1943, 1944

Search Details:

My mother and Aunt have a full brother that was given up for adoption and we would like to find him.

Listing From: Leah Sammons

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth Family

Crittenton Location: St. Cloud, Maryland ()

Timeframe:

1952-1955

Search Details:

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:
Ancestry
MyHeritage
FamilyTreeDNA
GEDmatch (kit AV6449605)
23andMe (test ordered)

Listing From: Helen Hines

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth parent(s)

Crittenton Location: Des Moines, Iowa (Polk)

Timeframe:

1965

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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.

Listing From: Trey Allen

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Birth mother

Crittenton Location: Ada, Oklahoma (OK)

Timeframe:

1965

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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.

Listing From: Tammy Lee Miller

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Sandra Miller birthmother

Crittenton Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania (Lycoming)

Timeframe:

1969

Search Details:

Trying to reunite with birth mother, I believe her name was Sandra Miller. I was born 7/3/69 at Williamsport hospital.

Listing From: Gary Brogdon

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Half Brother

Crittenton Location: , Montana ()

Timeframe:

1947

Search Details:

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.

Listing From: Dawn Garman

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

MIL twin sister’s son

Crittenton Location: Fargo, North Dakota (Cass)

Timeframe:

1965-1967

Search Details:

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

Listing From: William Schosser

Submitted: 11/11/2019

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Alice Antoinette Fabian

Crittenton Location: , Florida (Pinellas)

Timeframe:

1950

Search Details:

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.

Listing From: Linda (Lavendar) Barnes- Salyer

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Son

Crittenton Location: , Iowa ()

Timeframe:

1968 April 27-28?

Search Details:

Admitted from Hawaii April 1968, brought from Aunt and Uncle\'s house that I stayed with until it was obvious that Iwas Pregnant. I was 18 and bor n in Des Moines, IA. I moved to Hawaii in secret so my parents & Relatives would not know. I knew God would have a plan for me. My parents found out and \r\nBegged me to come back to IA to be taken care of with family. \r\nBut, they wanted ot all secret-- they flew me to Sioux City to my Aunt and Uncles who said I could stay woth them until I showed too much. Mail could be sent to Hawaii to a girlfriend, postmarked, and sent tp relatives so they thought I was still in Hawaii! What a farse, a Game, a Big Lie - to cover the Family Name! \r\nThat was the 60\'s and I was the 1st Grandchild-- everyone looked to me to be the Goodgirl-- in EVERYTHING-- it might start a Downslide in the Family genes... What ever -- I wore a SCARLET LETTER FOREVER IN MY MIND... Not until my late 50\'s did I tell any Family, and many were gone by then. It is only through the encouragement of councelors that I have finally reached out... My shame, my dis- Respect of myself and Fear of someone finding out SCARED ME TO DEATH. Even the forms when a Doctor would ask have you ever had a child... I was torn as to what to say, is it important to my health that they know, maybe i should say... Back and forth.. You see I never told anyone about my uncle raping me at the age 11 either, how could you tell that, I loved him, he was a Mentor, he was Grandma\'s sister\'s husband, he was a decorated Military man, my Grandpa who lived next door would have killed him, my Dad, would have gone after him too! I waited until his death and my Auntie\'s death, and i was in my 20\'s before I told Mom and Grandma. My Dad and Grandpa were gone by then also, and I was seeing a councilor. I needed for them to know. I think sometimes it made things worse, they didn\'t know how to handle such things. \r\nAt the home, when I got there I was very surprised at the ages of the girls and found that I even knew someone there . We were like Military detainees, timetables, work schedules insiide and out that kept the Home running and clean. The day I went into labor I was scrubbing floors ... My labor was 24 hrs or more and I wasn\'t taken to the hospital until the last three hours or so. I thought it was so horrible, so isolated, my parents never called, I was alone. Why did I come here over and over in my head, Hawaii would have been so much more Humane! After Birth they let me see you...so Angelic, how could we ever part? Dark, beautiful chestnut shiny hair, I named You \"Gregory\" after Gregory Peck, he was was Honest,Truth & had Eyes full of Love - like yours, that was when they put you on my belly to cut the \r\ncord... How could we ever part, spirits one... I visited you every moment I could... Then Mom came up. She sat in that office and said \" you know it will Kill Your Dad if you leep this Baby! His reputation that he built all these years, je will never ne able to advance... I Loved My Dad like no Other! It would have killed me to hurt him... My Heart Tore to Pieces that day knowing I would have to leave you for my Dad\'s Future... But I loved him that much! That was April... In Late September that year he passed away from a Heart attack... Confusion, sickness to my Gut, anger, a camcer that has grown in my mind amd Soul for years.. It has marked my Strength to be all I could be, it has Comti\r\nNied to bbe that SCARLET LETTER HIDDEN UNDER EVERY ARTICLE OF CLOTHING I WEAR. A piece of my Life Lives out in the World apart from me that I may NEVER MEET?\' SORRY IS SUCH A PITIFUL WORD too Small to Express my feelings.. If you are there somewhere. I am Humbled to at least speak to you. Light & Love to you and your Family my Angelic Star of Love.

Listing From: EVA LUNDER

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

My birth daughter - Birth date: April 14

Crittenton Location: , Ohio (Mahoning)

Timeframe:

1965 or 1966

Search Details:

Looking For: My Birth Daughter Born: April 14\r\n\r\nLocation: Youngstown, Ohio (Mahoing County).\r\n\r\nI placed myself in the Home when I was 4 months pregnant and I was there until after your birth. I was all alone in a new town. Most of my memories are erased with the Home and people I met there. \r\n\r\nThey let me hold you 1 time for a few minutes and told me that the adoptive parents were already there to take you away from me.\r\n\r\nI was never able to get over giving up my daughter (undue harsh influence of those around me) for adoption. I have tried without success to find you. I am 67 years old now and my husband is no longer living. \r\n\r\nThe only person in my family that knew at the time was my dad. He drove me to Youngstown and dropped me off and visited me 1 time. The only other time I saw him was when he came to pick me up after the birth. He never asked me anything about you. I asked if he wanted to know about you and he said no. But I did tell him that I had a little girl! It was such a different time then. So much shame for my dad and I have never forgiven myself for hurting him. When I did marry, my dad would not walk me down the aisle, because of my getting pregnant without being married. \r\n\r\nThe man I married knew that I had you, but we never ever talked about it after I told him. It was like it did not happen. I thought he needed to know after he proposed to me, so that if he wanted to back out of the relationship, he could. He didn\'t but we never talked about it again. \r\n\r\nYou have 2 half brothers. Your father was in Vietnam when I discovered I was pregnant with you. We dated for 4 years and he took my viriginity. I have tried to find him and have not been successful.\r\n\r\nWhen I gave birth to you, I almost died. The doctor had to operate on me to save my life as I had lost so much blood. In the middle of the night, I woke up & somehow knew I was dying and got out of bed and found the nurse. By the time I got to her, I fainted in the hallway. They rushed me into surgery again and my life was saved.\r\n\r\nI could not get an abortion. I was a Catholic and I do not believe in abortion. The least I could do for you since I was unable to keep you was to give you life.\r\n\r\nI just need to know my child. It\'s my under-standing that only the child can open the records and can unseal the records. \r\n\r\nI named you Jane, but always wanted your name to be Stephanie. Someone tried to contact me through my sister years ago and I was told there was a \"Stephanie\" Lunder registered at the University of Akron, OH.\r\n\r\nIt is cruel punishment not to know if the child you gave birth to is dead, alive, well and happy. Only seeing for myself will I believe that someone took proper care of the daughter I loved and wanted to keep. \r\n\r\nIf you read this and want to talk, we can. I want to know you were given decent parents and that you had a happy childhood.\r\n\r\nLoving thoughts coming your way. I would love to hold you and tell you how much I wanted you then and now.\r\n\r\nYour birth mother, Eva Lunder

Listing From: Christina Krauss

Submitted: 11/11/2019

Trying to Contact:

Brother

Crittenton Location: , New York (Mercer)

Timeframe:

1943

Search Details:

Because of information sent to me by my aunt before she passed away, I have reason to believe that my mother, IRENE VIRGINIA FLANNERY (deceased 10/16/2008), gave birth at the Florence Crittenton Home in Trenton, N.J. to a son on April 5, 1943, named Eugene Taylor Flannery, who was then adopted. My mother had previously been in St Michael\'s Orphanage in Hopewell, N.J., and then a convent in Long Branch or Asbury Park,N.J. I would appreciate any help in locating information about this individual,who I believe to be my brother. \r\n \"When there is love, there are always miracles. (Willa Cather)\r\nThank you, Christina