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Originally Posted By Beth Clark
I would be interested in hearing from IMH older kids adopted between 1977 to 1988 who may remember me. I also lived at IMH during those times but am not an adoptee.
Beth or better known as "Bethie"
My name is Samuel UTTAM Wirtz, I was born in Calcutta on March 3rd, 1987. I was given to IMH in india, and adopted in early August of 1987. My wife found and pointed your post out to me. I figured that if you worked/volunteered with IMH, then maybe just maybe out of a miracle you may remember me!
I have a hole in my heart and that hole has been there and never shrunk since the day I first was in America. I may have only been 5 months old but I have never known my birth Mother and have been stonewalled at every turn and told that no records were kept and that it would be more than impossible to attempt a search!
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I see that most of these posts are pretty old, but thought I would make any information I have available for those interested. I was a volunteer escort through Americans for International Aid and Adoption. I made several trips to IMH in the early 80's (sorry I don't remember exact dates). Although we usually didn't know the names of adopting families, some parents did send photos and letters to the escorts. I've had all of you on my heart lately and just wanted to let you know that there have always been some who pray for you and care for you. I always knew that God had a plan for each one of you and went to great lengths to rescue you. Being involved with IMH and AIAA was one of the biggest blessings in my life.
Hello my name is Sarah my birth name is Amrita. I was born 10/04/1988. I was adopted by a family in Boston. I was wondering if anyone was in the orphanage with me at that time or remembers me?
Hi there! I was born September 1 1986 and adopted January 27 1987 (i believe). I'm not sure if you were my escort or if you even remember :) I am just searching to find more information about that time of my life. Thank you for your time!
email: karina.westrate@gmail.com
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Beth, I am not sure if you check this anymore. I was adopted back in January 1987 and my name in the orphanage was Medhesrai (pronounced Med-Hess-Ray). I was wondering if you have any information or even remember me from that time I was there? I was born in September of 1986. I have hand written letters from your mom Cheri to my adoptive parents years after we were adopted. Here is my information should you be able to respond: karina.westrate@gmail.com
Thank you!
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My name is Samuel UTTAM Wirtz, I was born in Calcutta on March 3rd, 1987. I was given to IMH in india, and adopted in early August of 1987. My wife found and pointed your post out to me. I figured that if you worked/volunteered with IMH, then maybe just maybe out of a miracle you may remember me!
I have a hole in my heart and that hole has been there and never shrunk since the day I first was in America. I may have only been 5 months old but I have never known my birth Mother and have been stonewalled at every turn and told that no records were kept and that it would be more than impossible to attempt a search!
My name is Samuel UTTAM Wirtz, I was born in Calcutta on March 3rd, 1987. I was given to IMH in india, and adopted in early August of 1987. My wife found and pointed your post out to me. I figured that if you worked/volunteered with IMH, then maybe just maybe out of a miracle you may remember me!
I have a hole in my heart and that hole has been there and never shrunk since the day I first was in America. I may have only been 5 months old but I have never known my birth Mother and have been stonewalled at every turn and told that no records were kept and that it would be more than impossible to attempt a search!
I know this post is very old. But if you ever happen to see this, I have a picture with your name on it of all the kids who flew to the states from IMH. I’d love to share it if you ever see this
Hi everyone,
This is a fairly old thread, but I wanted to connect. I am not from IMH, but my Mother is (born in ~1968, adopted in mid to late 70's). She is always looking for ways to connect with her roots, but has struggled over the years. We are finally planning a trip for her to visit India again and are working on finding funding. Does anyone know if there are opportunities for IMH adoptees to return to India? Any suggestions on how to pursue this?
Thank you all.
-Tamara
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Tamara,
You should check with the Ties Program. They have a scholarship program that may help pay for one of their trips. They are very good.
Good Luck
Chris
Hi everyone,
This is a fairly old thread, but I wanted to connect. I am not from IMH, but my Mother is (born in ~1968, adopted in mid to late 70's). She is always looking for ways to connect with her roots, but has struggled over the years. We are finally planning a trip for her to visit India again and are working on finding funding. Does anyone know if there are opportunities for IMH adoptees to return to India? Any suggestions on how to pursue this?
Thank you all.
-Tamara
Tamara,
You should check with the Ties Program. They have a scholarship program that may help pay for one of their trips. They are very good.
Good Luck
Chris
thanks, i did the same!
Hi everyone,
This is a fairly old thread, but I wanted to connect. I am not from IMH, but my Mother is (born in ~1968, adopted in mid to late 70's). She is always looking for ways to connect with her roots, but has struggled over the years. We are finally planning a trip for her to visit India again and are working on finding funding. Does anyone know if there are opportunities for IMH adoptees to return to India? Any suggestions on how to pursue this?
Thank you all.
-Tamara
from ihm which batch.?
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Beth,
Your name sounds so familiar. I have to look through some of my papers. I doubt you check this thread. I was at the IMH orphanage in 1986 and was transported to Utah by Grace Green.
Beth! I found your name mentioned in letters between myself and Sara, whom your daughter apparently took a liking to in the IMH orphanage in Calcutta in 1986.
chandreyeejohnson@gmail.com