I am in the process of establishing a list of known maternity homes in St. Louis. Currently I have five homes.
MO Baptist Children's Home
Booth Memorial
Bethesda Dilworth
Villa Maria
ECHO
For anyone searching I have current address and phone numbers.
For some of the homes I have additional information ie: records maintaince, searching help.
If any one knows of another home please let me know and I will research and add it to my list.
Anyone needing research help please contact me.
Dolores
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I am in the process of establishing a list of known maternity homes in St. Louis. Currently I have five homes.
MO Baptist Children's Home
Booth Memorial
Bethesda Dilworth
Villa Maria
ECHO
For anyone searching I have current address and phone numbers.
For some of the homes I have additional information ie: records maintaince, searching help.
If any one knows of another home please let me know and I will research and add it to my list.
Anyone needing research help please contact me.
Dolores
Hi how are you ? You helped me before.I have my sons birth certificate and papers from the st.louis courts stating that I gave consent for adoption.How do I get non-indentifing information? He's birth date is 11/3/1969. micheal joseph porter born 1:18 pm at Bethesda dilworth hosipital.
Hello,
The information I have is that my father was born in Bethesda Hospital in 1913. He was sick there for a couple of years and then adopted by John HC Fritz and his wife Emelie. They must have changed my father's name to Henry Fritz, but I do not know his birth name or how to find it. Any help wold be appreciated!
Lois
Hi Dolores, on my OBC my BM address was listed 2419 Blair Ave, St. Louis 63106 was this one of the maternity homes you have found? Thanks Lynn
This is a single family home not a maternity home. If you give me the year of birth I can search the city directories to find out who lived there.
The year was 1961. OBC says she lived there six months. I was born 12/04/1961 at St. Marys hospital. I appreciate you checking for me!! Thanks
I searched at the library today. This location must be a two family flat, in 1960 there are two families listed:
Oscar Bazzell
Robert Prince
In 1961 - 1963
William Lacy
Harold Ford
If you do not live in the St. Louis area and would like me to do some additional research send me your BM's name as listed on the BC and what her age was in 1961. You might like to send that in a private message.
I did not check years after 1963 so I do not know how long Wm Lacy and Harold Ford lived there but I do know they are not there in 1979 as I checked that year.
Thank you for the information...BM name is Pauline Martinez she was 25 when I was born. Baby girl hodge was my name on BC. Father was legally omitted.
please help me any way you can im searching for a sister born there 1964/1965/1966 name given was linda gail to my mother that has since passed she is a white female in her late 40s mothers name is donna hedrick
please help im searching for my sister born in saint louis at booth salvation army around chippewa st. in 1964/1965/1966 name give linda gail mother was donne hedrick she has passed away now
Sorry I have not checked this site for awhile.
Babies born at Booth Hospitals are referred to as "Booth Babies" you can contact District or Regional office for the Salvation Army they have a search site.
I will research that and post more if I find anything.
I believe I was born in St. Louis, October 1, 1942. Birth name probably Iva Lou Bennett. Adopted through the Illinois Childrens Home and Aid Society. Any help in finding my birth parents would be appreciated.
I believe I was born in St. Louis, October 1, 1942. Birth name probably Iva Lou Bennett. Adopted through the Illinois Childrens Home and Aid Society. Any help in finding my birth parents would be appreciated.
Karan,
I don't know if you'd need to apply for your original birth certificate from Illinois or Missouri - probably Missouri but it's worth trying both. Both states have changed their laws and the adoptee's can request the information, you'll get your original birth certificate with your mother, perhaps father's names.
Illinois = http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/fo...
Missouri you'll have to wait until January 2018 to apply: http://health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/adopteerigh...
You could also consider doing the DNA test - probably the best person to help you based on the year would be Pricilla Sharp, her facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/PriscillaSharpSearchAngel... on the page her website is also listed. Send her a message to either and she'll be able to tell you if she can help.
The final option is to contact the Illinois Childrens Home and Aid Society. Based on the era and the law changes I'd guess they'd help you now. https://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/
Good luck.
Thank you. I didn't realize I could apply after January 1. I knew I needed to apply in Missouri, as you guessed. Have it on my calendar for January 1.
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