This was the last time the child in the photo saw his biological Mother
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Ha! I got it.....Kenneth Crannell....this is what I was talking about
I know this is a longshot but I am searching for the person in this photo his name was "Jimmy" and the photo was taken in 1957 in Prestwick Scotland.
This is my father Curtis Leonard Nagle, picture taken in about 1937 at Olympia, Washington. He was born May 1912 at Seattle, WA, when he was 4 months, he was turned over to Marion Maude Easterly Wright at the Butler Hotel (Seattle) by what Marion said was his Maternal Grandmother. Marion and her husband Abner took care of him in Portland Oregon until July 1920 when Marion turned him over to the Seattle Children's Home Society. He was there for 4 months and he was then placed with Sarah A Nagel, they lived in Olympia. April 1921 Sarah Nagel adopted him. Dad's mother may be Pearl Estelle Easterly Grennan Piper. His father is not known.
I joined this group to help my son. My first husband (son's father) was born in a mother baby home run by the catholic church in Castlepollard Ireland in 1953. He was adopted into the United States at 29 months old. If you know anything about these homes there is plenty or reading material as this is a big scandal hitting the news in Ireland. The conditions and treatments of the mothers and children were atrocious. The mothers were required to stay with the child until a adoption took place and many were forced to give up their children. The children, such as my husband, that were sent to the United States are referred to as Banished Babies. It is said that it was not legal in Ireland to send children out of the country for adoption but because the homes were being run my Catholic churches it was done. The babies were sent to Catholics in the United States with the promise that the adoptive families would raise them in the Catholic faith. My husband was deceased in 2009 and never looked for his mother but also was no aware of the treatment of forcibly removing the child from mother and secrecy the church had in keeping mothers and children from obtaining any information about each other. I sent off to Ireland for my husbands (John) birth certificate. It list a name for his mother but no other identification or any father information. The stories of mothers and children searching for each other only for one to find the other to late are heartbreaking. John has passed so his mother, if she is living and searching for him, will never know him but she does have a grandson who is almost identical to his father and he would love to know his family near and extended. I had my son's DNA tested for family finder and Y12-Y37 hoping that may give us some information but i am completely confused with the results. My DNA was done some time ago so i just check the box next to my name and enter not in common with, past that i dont know what to do. I did search the box with his mothers last name but only one person out of all his matches has that surname and it is a very distant match.
Through the hard work of my daughter and the miracle of DNA I was absolutely lucky enough to find my bio mother's side of the family. It was a blessing in disguise! They welcomed me with open arms and I couldn't have asked for more. However my bio mother and the 2 other people(who according to paper work) were the only ones who knew anything were already long gone by the time I found them. So, there is still the major question of who my bio father is and since I was a MAJOR surprise to EVERYONE on my bio mothers side, there are absolutely no clues to who it could have been. My daughter has been doing research to no end. She comes across what would be possible close cousins but hasn't been able to take it further. My life has changed so much knowing my bio mom's side of the family but I still have questions without answers. I understand I may always have unanswered questions but I would love to have a lot less of them if at all possible. So our search continues! Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated!
I wanted to update the group. I found my birth father in January and we met in June.
My birth mother has still not returned contact but I have met some maternal cousins and friended some on Facebook.