I was surrenderedÂ and raised in the early part of my lifeÂ at Saint Vincentâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Home in New Orleans LA, Fall 1952 (Recorded birth date is September 29.) Â
The Sisters of Charity operating the orphanage and home for unwed mothers indicated that my mother was from a Lithuanian family who owned a restaurant in the Midwest.
TheyÂ also saidÂ she was 25 years old-which would place her about 82 years of age.Â I recently found a scribbled note in my adoptive parents' belongings (they both passed from complications of Alzheimer's) noting that my birth father was ofÂ German descent and an engineer.
Seeking information about and the location of my birth mother is an intensely personal request.Â The state adoption records inÂ Louisiana are sealed, andÂ I understand many were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
I would like to let my birth mother know thatÂ her difficult choice landed me with parents she would have enjoyed knowing and trusting.Â My life has been colorful and filled with love.Â She gave me a wonderful start, and no one in my adoptive family ever forgot that.
She can be proud that her daughter has been raised in the Catholic faith, well educated, successful in a highly competitive field, active in her church, and involved with many community organizations.
I would love to meet her and hope it is not too late.Â Â