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Walnut Creek, OH

#1 Jan 3, 2009
For four years now I have been searching for my sister that was put up for adoption around Jan of 1950.
My mom Inez Mize Powell lived in Colorado City Texas with her Grandfather Dave Mize.
Mother briefly married a man named Edsel Oscar Powell from Colorado City.
Mother went to Odessa Texas to have my sister who was born at the Gettins Clinic which we think handled black market adoptions that were rampent at this time. Even with four years of help from the Texas angels and professional searchers I have been unable to locate her. There is a possibility that she was never told that she was adopted. Common to do in those days. If her birth certificate was black market most of it is probably false.
Mother's friends were Peggy Jean Porter, Teddy Ruth Graham, Nelda Ruth Whirley, and Edsel Powell.
Seeking any inforamtion on The Coats Trailer Park, or the Gettins Clinic in Odessa. Hoping to find people born at Gettins around Jan of 1950.

Tuscola, TX

#2 Jan 4, 2009
i dont know if this would help, but Edsel's
brother, Troy, still lives here in c city..he
is listed in the local telephone directory

Youngstown, OH

#3 Feb 26, 2009
Dear Ananymous

Thank you so much for trying to help. I have spoken with Troy Powell. He sadly did not even know that mom had married his brother Edsel Oscar Powell. Mom and Edsel grew up together and Edsel just wanted to give our sister his name. I actaully have a copy of mother and Edsel's marriage license. So I know that they were married.

Did anyone grow up with an adopted girl from that area? We think mom would have adopted our sister out to a friend's family. Our sister would have been born sometime around Jan of 1950 in Odessa Texas.

Just praying for a miracle at this time.
Thanks again

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