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adoption/please be gentle on adoptees *PART TWO*

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Dotty Report 29 Jan 2007 11:03

I am looking for TWINS born in SHEFFIELD between OCTOBER and DECEMBER 1945 a BOY named GORDON A and a GIRL named MARGARET R MITCHELL they were adopted early on I think CANADA was mentioned not sure if they were taken over there, a DOCTOR was mentioned not sure if that is the boy or girl or the person who adopted the twins I know the mothers maiden name but nothing else about the TWINS. Thank you for any help. These are the names they were registered with


Penny Report 28 Jan 2007 16:41

Kate You can lead a horse to water, but you cant make him drink. let it go for a while, then write again , with perhaps some specific news, something to interest her, and hope that she then replies.


Angela Report 28 Jan 2007 16:40

Kate This happened to a friend of mine who was adopted.She continued to make contact with her birth mother , however it took some time for a full relationship to establish.Keep trying because if you dont one day you may regret it.

Caz Nr Heathrow

Caz Nr Heathrow Report 6 Sep 2006 13:39

nudge Caz

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Jess Bow Bag

Jess Bow Bag Report 13 May 2006 22:31



Beverly Report 12 Feb 2006 20:50



Sandra Report 12 Feb 2006 15:47



Beverly Report 9 Feb 2006 22:27

HI, some of you may have read my other message on the other threads as never sure where to put it, I am looking for a sister who was adopted, I have her birth name and contact with the social worker. Do we have a thread where we could put that information? Bev

Jess Bow Bag

Jess Bow Bag Report 9 Feb 2006 22:07

almost in order

Jess Bow Bag

Jess Bow Bag Report 9 Feb 2006 22:05

can we just try and keep all the bits together?

The Bag

The Bag Report 22 May 2005 09:01

Bumped to go with part 3 , for a new searcher

The Bag

The Bag Report 15 May 2005 21:51

bumped for david. Please add replies to new thread called CHAPTER THREE


Sheila Report 13 May 2005 09:49

Hi All, Just nudging this thread up for someone to read, have put my message on the new thread. Sheila **************************************************** ****************************************************


Unknown Report 12 May 2005 19:17

*************************************************** *************************************************** PART THREE NOW IN USE *************************************************** ***************************************************


moe Report 11 May 2005 20:09

Hi Maureen, my mother was born in 1922 and adopted in 1926. Next to her birth entry were the words' seeD26' I asked on this site and was told to look at DEC 1926 lo and behold there she was, so note down anything written next to birth entry and put it on this thread i can guarentee someone will be able to help best wishes MOE!...(formally Known as maureen foy) PS JESS WE NEED A NEW THREAD THIS IS ALMOST FULL AND MY FAVOURITE OF THEM ALL


Unknown Report 11 May 2005 19:24

Hi Mo I agree with everything Jess has said and unfortunately can add no more words of wisdom. I think it's terribly sad that, for whatever reason, the twins were seperated but (at the risk of getting my head bitten off here), have you checked for a death for the twin shortly after the birth? That may be a reason why they were seperated for the adoption. Possibly the other twin didn't survive past infancy. Getting the twin's birth certificate would help you as it should say Adopted across the bottom if that was the case Lou

The Bag

The Bag Report 11 May 2005 12:14

Mo. I am supposed to be decorating (lol) and have been 'thinking' whilst wafting My roller, about this. If you can find the other twins birth record, at least the 'other half' name will be known, maybe you already have done this. The name she was subsequently given 70 odd years ago, at this stage is almost of little consequence in that, even if the social worker gave it to you on a piece of paper today, is going to be almost impossible to trace and even if you were able to trace it, the chances of her being alive i would say are at best 50/50. She'll probably have married, one twice, who knows? if the name was given to you as 'Ethelbert Aberentwhistle' maybe you'd stand a change but if it was 'Jane brown? Please don't be too hard on the SW - she is only doing her Job and what perhaps i'll regret putting to paper (or screen) is the dis-compassion shown by her parents, in not ever telling her the facts. Perhaps i've spent too much time thinking... better go jess


Sheila Report 11 May 2005 11:41

Hi Maureen, Have you had a look at the orignal entries of 1837, to see what the twins details are? sometimes the number is crossed through with a new number besides it, indicating the entry in the adoption register, if there is an entry you can at least order the birth certificate it may be nice for your friend to have at least some confirmation of her twins birth. Not sure where you stand about acess to information about her though, normally when you view records they will tell you about any older siblings born before you (wonder if you can get around that if she was the younger twin? cannot see what harm it can cause, if her sister had been born a year or two before they may have informed her of this, pretty ironic isn't it?) Good Luck with your search. Sheila

The Bag

The Bag Report 11 May 2005 10:58

Mo Unfortunately there is no cross referencing system for birth/adopted names. SW wont give you that info, any more than they will give me my birth brothers names. For a twin this must be doubly hard, but the info is only open to the adoptee themselves. Do you have the other twin's original birth cert? Was she/he deffinatley adopted too? Jess x