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Old 08-05-2004, 12:15 PM
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Smile Looking for My Adopted sister, Born in PA

Hello, my name is Nicole. And I have been searching for my adopted sister.

Some facts:
She was born in Berwick, Pa at the Berwick Hospital Center.
Her birth name was Christine. Her adoption was done by Catholic Charities. Now, the age I am not clear on. I have red many of the post here regarding Catholic Charities and how the birthdate can be change.

My mom was so heartbroken by having to put her up for adoption that her memory on the date is not clear, and no one at the doctor's office will seem to help her.

All she wanted for my sister was a good home and parents that were able to provide her with what my mom couldn't at the time.

My mom would love to find her as well. My mom's name is Florence and she is 62 years old. Her last name at the time was Hunsinger.

The year is either 1971 or 1972.

If anyone has any information that could help us, please PM me.

I would love to get to know my sister. It has always felt like someone was missing in our family.

I have two older sisters and an older brother and we would all love to find her as well.

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Nicole
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Old 09-03-2004, 07:19 AM
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What month? Also, were you born after her?
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Old 09-03-2004, 11:32 AM
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Looking for sister

Hi... If you can at least give a date range(example: between 1960- 1965) that will help to narrow it down. Also city or town she was born in, and her name at birth, even if your mom used an alias name. Hope this helps. Jeanna
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Old 09-05-2004, 07:33 AM
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As for the date range, I stated, it was between 1971 - 1972.

And the town she was born in was Berwick, Pa at the Berwick Hospital Center.

My mom did now use and alias. " My mom's name is Florence and she is 62 years old. Her last name at the time was Hunsinger. "

I don't know the month. And yes, I was born after her in 1975. My mom had remarried to my dad.

Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

Nicole
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Old 11-20-2004, 10:42 AM
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could it have been earlier than 71? Does your mother have any other info?
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Old 11-21-2004, 06:13 PM
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I only have the information that I wrote in my first post.

I am sorry.

If you have anymore questions, please let me know.

Thank You!
Nicole
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:42 PM
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Hi, I was born in 1973. I was given the name Jennifer Ann I was told. I was also told my mother had red hair and that I had other siblings.
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:40 PM
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Do you have any more information?
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:07 PM
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I know there were 2 names on my papers. Gelzinis and Myers. I know she would be in her early 60's now. They told me she was about 5'7. They said she gave another child up for adoption when she was young and I'm not sure if she had any children after she had me.
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Smile Adopted sister born in PA

I have been helping my sister look for adopted birth mother. We were told she was born 12-22-71, and the adoption was completed in 1972. All we know is that Attny. Robert Strickler handled the adoption. He brought her home to us the day after Christmas 1971. Our mom thinks that her birth mother had older child/children. We were also told she was quite over-due when she was born. We are from York, PA. If any of this sounds familiar to your mother, please contact me, and I will put you in touch with my sister. (Maybe your sister?)
Karen
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:16 PM
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Question Near Berwick

I was born in December 1976 in Hazleton PA, which is near Berwick. So much information can be lost or changed that I thought replying to you was worth a shot. I know that my birthmother had other children before me, and probably after me. I was supposedly named Leann at the time of my birth. My birthmother was at one time a sewing machine operator. Any connection?
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:11 PM
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Nicole, I am a resident in Berwick, Pa. I actually worked at the Berwick Hospital from
1970 to 1975. I do not know anything about your sister, however I do know people that work in physicians offices.
I was adopted and I adopted our oldest child, so I do know how you feel about finding your sister. I am on these sites to try to find family history. You may Email me and if I can help you I will.
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God Bless, Jeanne
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:31 PM
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Hi Jeanne,
Could your sister have been born as early as 1965? I am helping an adoptee locate her Bfamily. She was born possibly in 1965. She is about 5'7", has brown hair with reddish highlights, hazel eyes, suffers with asthma and has a small reddish birthmark on back of one leg.Please reply to my email address. Thank you. Jeanna (email) michaelsgranny@hotmail.com
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:32 PM
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Thank you to everyone that replied.

I worked at Berwick Hospital for 6 years from 1995-2000. I did have someone look up records on my mom and the only thing they found was and index card that stated the date, doctor and time of birth. I wrote them down, but have since lost or misplaced the details during my move. The only thing that comes to mind is October, 1971 or 72 and Dr. Albert Alley Sr. And of course, my mom told me she was not permitted to hold her, see her or even name her. But she called her Christina.

The card indicated that the records were no longer availble in print detail. So, I am not even sure if my mom can get records from the doctor. He is now retired and his son has taken over the office. Since, all the records have been cleaned out. No one is willing to help us there. I know this is all vague, but I am praying it may help in some way. That is why I came here.

I turned to Catholic Charities for help. They said they located the adoption files, but we have to pay $300 to find her! Of course, no money is too much to find our sister, BUT they don't even garentee contact. SO, I am at a point where I don't know what to do. And none of us are getting younger. We all really, truely want to find our sister!


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Angeleak1: I know there were 2 names on my papers. Gelzinis and Myers. I know she would be in her early 60's now. They told me she was about 5'7. They said she gave another child up for adoption when she was young and I'm not sure if she had any children after she had me.

(Angeleak1) My mom's last name at the time was Hunsinger. And she never gave another child up for adoption. I do hope and pray you find your mother.

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kee125 (Karen):I have been helping my sister look for adopted birth mother. We were told she was born 12-22-71, and the adoption was completed in 1972. All we know is that Attny. Robert Strickler handled the adoption. He brought her home to us the day after Christmas 1971. Our mom thinks that her birth mother had older child/children. We were also told she was quite over-due when she was born. We are from York, PA. If any of this sounds familiar to your mother, please contact me, and I will put you in touch with my sister. (Maybe your sister?)

(Karen) - Do you have anymore information. Like birth place, doctor, anything? I got really excited when I red your post, because I know back then they kept babies in foster care for at least two months before the adoptive parents were able to bring them home. Was she adopted through Catholic Charities?? I look forward to your response.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:47 PM
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Deahsella12976: I was born in December 1976 in Hazleton PA, which is near Berwick. So much information can be lost or changed that I thought replying to you was worth a shot. I know that my birthmother had other children before me, and probably after me. I was supposedly named Leann at the time of my birth. My birthmother was at one time a sewing machine operator. Any connection?

Deahsella12976 - My mom was a sewing machine operator at Milco Inc. in Berwick, Pa. So, that is similiar, but everything else is unfortunately different information. I do know my sister was born in 1971 - 1972 in Berwick. I was born in 1975, so I know for a fact that she was not born after me. I do hope I have helped and I pray for you to find your mother. I may be on the opposite end, but I know how it feels to want to find someone that is a part of you. Many best wishes!

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jeanne: Nicole, I am a resident in Berwick, Pa. I actually worked at the Berwick Hospital from
1970 to 1975. I do not know anything about your sister, however I do know people that work in physicians offices. I was adopted and I adopted our oldest child, so I do know how you feel about finding your sister. I am on these sites to try to find family history. You may Email me and if I can help you I will.
jehb@mail.usa.com
God Bless, Jeanne

Jeanne- The doctor that was there for the birth was Dr. Albert Alley Sr. We have tried that route and had no luck, but if you know people that can help, please email me. I would be so grateful! My mom still resides in Berwick, but I am now in State College. If you think you can help me, please PM me. Thanks a bunch!
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