Larry

Glendale, AZ

#164 Nov 24, 2012
My birth mother spent her pregnancy here. Was born at Providence then spent 1st 6 months of my life here. Though she signed papers approving for me to be adopted it never happened & after leaving here I would spend the rest of my youth in foster care. I visited the place once as an adult when searching for my birth mother. Though they were unable or unwilling to provide any help I was eventually able to find her.
Brenda

Wyoming, MI

#165 Nov 24, 2012
Is it true, did a developer purchase the property? Does anyone know for sure? Tha Sara Fischer Property?
Sheri

Fort Worth, TX

#166 Dec 4, 2012
andrea wittliff wrote:
I lived in s St Vincent and Sarah Fisher Home in 1991, I lived in Marillac Hall and i loved it. I am sad to hear that the center is no longer what it use to be.
Hi Andrea! I remember you well! We lived there at the same time. I was there just a little longer than you. My daughter was born in the middle of August 1991. I know you wanted to move to Canada. Hope you and your son are well!
Amber

Southgate, MI

#167 Dec 27, 2012
danielle wrote:
i was ther in 1996-1998 they were such good ppl.
I was there at same time!! I remember you!!!
Jackie Franklin

Milford, MI

#168 Jan 10, 2013
I went to Fairview Elementary in the early 70's with a boy from the Sarah Fisher Home named Bill Alpine (spelling of his last name may be wrong)! I have been looking for him for over 40 years. If anyone has any information, I would appriciate it very much. My emal is jfp1962@aol.com Thank you!
Pammy Szymanski

Westcliffe, CO

#170 Jan 19, 2013
COTTAGE NAME? We are trying to remember the name of the cottage just below Marillac? It was a female cottage. There was Immaculata, St. Vincent, De Paul, then the one we can't remember, then Marillac. Anyone remember?
Pammy Szymanski

Westcliffe, CO

#171 Jan 19, 2013
Laboure Cottage?(see post above this one)
Teri M

Pinckney, MI

#172 Jan 21, 2013
Pammy Szymanski wrote:
Laboure Cottage?(see post above this one)
Laboure (sp?) yes I think I was there with you. And I lived in Conifer / Littleton CO also for about 7 years (why I ever left is crazy!)
Teri M

Pinckney, MI

#173 Jan 21, 2013
Sister Catherine Mary wrote:
Freda,
I remember you well and I also remember Ophilia, the dog. Many of the names you mentioned bring back lots of memories...Darlene, Angie, Maria and Pammy. I am not on fb but you can email me at
catherinemary.norris@doc.org
Would love to hear how you are and the paths your life has traveled.
Im glad you remembered Ophelia the dog. Did you remember Linda Sylvester she was a troubled girl that everyone tried to keep me away from (I was very shy & quiet & timid then) but she became the dearest friend to my heart and we never got to say goodbye.
Wendy

Birmingham, MI

#174 Jan 25, 2013
Click here to read the official report of what will become of the historical site known as St. Vincent Sarah Fisher.....
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111218...

I drive by this place from time to time and often wonder what will become of this place and what kind of memories are locked behind the doors. To my surprise, I came across these postings from former residents...it is heartwarming to read about your pleasant memories under such unfortunate circumstances each of you faced. I was a social work student at WSU and wanted to do a field placement/study here, but the spot was already taken. That was in 1982-83. So after all these years seeing this site closed up, just always made me wonder what kind of place this was. It's apparent....it was a very special place. It is comforting to know that some institutions did take good care of our most vulnerable (children) during the times when the image of institutions had a negative impression.

Glad to hear that many of you have reconnected....may those bonds never be broken. Those missing pieces from childhood that are found are quite healing in and of themselves. I hope you have all found your inner peace.
Shannon Graham-Barnes

Warren, MI

#175 Jan 25, 2013
Im searching for a sibling.

My Mother had a baby girl May 14th, 1961 at Booth Memorial. Im under the impression the baby was at Sarah Fisher to be adopted.

Is here anyway to get information? Non-ID if a baby was there after being delivered at Booth?
JOSEPH C FLETCHER

Las Vegas, NV

#176 Jan 25, 2013
hello im joseph cannon was joseph c fletcher im writing as a former veteran of US military. i wish to know if my remembered is still present today at yor home. i was not adopted but i never gave up my birthday is 9-11-1982. i wish to find the lady who did my outgoing mind evaluation be it if she is still with the home. cannonjoseph@hotmail.com tty soon
joseph c fletcher

Las Vegas, NV

#177 Jan 25, 2013
I would like to say selling of the property and which that place I did live in st. joseph cottage man I must say as a child it was a safe place not the tradition or history I learned of as for today from the bio listed. however my brothers and I was each there in different cottages and we lived that way all of our entire lives barely seeing and knowing each other but in my heart if it was for that program I been a messed up infant cause surely I never seen non of my family member so who would have cared for me as such. if we only know the strengthit takes for some one to feed you house you bath you take you to the dr, when your ill and to educate you the children in my era I willnever forget that bond however it is a not wise decision to let it go for with the creeks we fished out of the court we learned how and what basketball was it was that home to teach me how to ride a bike and fix a bike it was care to have people do laundry see as infant we don't see the money involved to run a place we see smiles smell food and know we are not in the jungle or the scary places as we was as a child and I have a confession the building across from the 1987 laundry room building I rode the golf cart all the girls saw me running away I threw the key tpo that building in order not to get caught it should be there if no one was up there I do apologize for being a curious boy. and to the teachers and staff of my era I thank you not knowing what it takes cause see I have a son now I bear not here feel like his dad it still hard on me to this day knowing im going to exit this world unknown and I know that day would have came much soon if it was not for the safety to continue my years there I just know I woke up the next day to white people I loved and I knew they showed it today it is something else s I know white people do care and it such a wonderful place I wish people will change there minds and give it another 30 years of servive. in 2006 I drove past it I said then them people taught me to read and write and I remember when there was a great and excellent cause for and in the health care community when real medicine was rendered and not for the likes of a womanly skirt for serices I remember a time when food has a distinctive taste and when a smile had no hidden clauses to it when warm hands lay side by side reading storys and a night light to make sure I was safe and a guard in the hallway for if any thing unwelcome will not survive to the awaking that was the place I remember goight to brighton fishing and eating fresh chips and fresh hotdog and swimming till we couldn't swim no more that was the fun we had but we was to young to knew the money behing our happiness if it does in the coming days retire I thank you for not ending this abandon mans life I am an un employed veteran of the US Military with a diploma in the board certified medical assistant and I fight everday to know what history I can find on me I accept I may not but I want to thank this place for my education health and a home when in reality I had no one or no where to go at birth.
Shawn mudge

Troy, MI

#178 Jan 27, 2013
I was in there I believe from 77-83 in the girls ward don't remember cabin name but does anyone remember me during this time?
Melissa T

Novi, MI

#179 Jan 27, 2013
Wendy wrote:
Click here to read the official report of what will become of the historical site known as St. Vincent Sarah Fisher.....
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111218...
I drive by this place from time to time and often wonder what will become of this place and what kind of memories are locked behind the doors. To my surprise, I came across these postings from former residents...it is heartwarming to read about your pleasant memories under such unfortunate circumstances each of you faced. I was a social work student at WSU and wanted to do a field placement/study here, but the spot was already taken. That was in 1982-83. So after all these years seeing this site closed up, just always made me wonder what kind of place this was. It's apparent....it was a very special place. It is comforting to know that some institutions did take good care of our most vulnerable (children) during the times when the image of institutions had a negative impression.
Glad to hear that many of you have reconnected....may those bonds never be broken. Those missing pieces from childhood that are found are quite healing in and of themselves. I hope you have all found your inner peace.
Wendy- Thank you so much for your post. This article is very informative. The information in it gives a wonderful history of this wonderful place that was home to so many of us. It sounds like you would have been a wonderful addition had the position been open. Melissa
christine welch

Birmingham, UK

#180 Jan 28, 2013
Cherie wrote:
Hi Douglas, I saw your comment here and wanted to respond to you. I used to work at the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher home back in the early 70's, in the front office. I just loved that job because I got to talk with and work with all of you kids there. I worked on special projects like decorating for masses, picking out the songs (remember the guitar masses?) also. Do you happen to remember me at all? I was a high-school student at the time and mostly worked after school until 8 pm and then on the weekends. I'd love to hear from you, your name does sound familiar to me.
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I was wondering if you remembered sister Louise who was my great aunt and if so - could you tell me what she was like x
christine welch

Birmingham, UK

#181 Jan 28, 2013
1964-1977

I was wondering if anyone remembered sister louise kenny who worked as a nursery nurse at the home.

She is my great Aunt and i would love to know a little bit more about her also trying to find out where she was buried

Thankyou
Anita Taylor

Cape Coral, FL

#182 Jan 28, 2013
I was at Sara Fisher around 1960 , as an adult I went back and when I went through those huge iron gates I trmbled for an hour... I was adopeted about the age of 5 or 6 I had a baby brother, and have confirmed that when I went for the visit ..anyone have any idea about what the adoption laws are on privary I know live in florida anyone??
Janice DiPace Genuise

Clinton Township, MI

#183 Jan 29, 2013
Hello...I too was placed in the Sarah Fisher Home 4/13/55(at birth), and placed in my adoptive parents arms on 6/12/55. I have since looked for and petitioned the Macomb Co Court for answers. Shocked at the time, I found out my birth mother is my aunt. And the cousins I hung out with for 24 years, were my 2 brothers and 2 sisters. My Mom always took me back to Sarh Fisher's Christmas gathering every year for about 5 years. She always kept in contact with Sister Zoey Kelly until her death many years ago. She was the Sister who handed me to my new parents. My search continues to find my birth father, and I will pursue this quest until resolution. Please petition the County Court where you lived at the time of adoption. You may be surprised at what you find. happy search
My email is janice5-98@yahoo.com
Janice DiPace Genuise

Clinton Township, MI

#184 Jan 29, 2013
I called St Vincent/sarah Fisher in Detroit. The Sister told me any and all recods are always turned over to the court for adoption proceedings. They keep no records at all.

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