Looking for Biological Parents

Looking for Biological Parents

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lost in Lockport

Washington, DC

#1 Aug 20, 2012
My name is David Smith, the women that raised me is from Lockport. I was born March 28, 1961 at the Lockport Memorial Hospital. I was raised by Catherine " Dolly " Shaw, lived there in Lockport for a few years then we moved to Rochester. I was always told that I was adopted and had a half sister? Her name was Donna Jean Philhorn that married Vincent Macaluso Oct.16, 1960. I really think that she may be my mother and Vicent my father. Donna was never in our life and never met her until Dolly passed away and it was for a short moment and never seen her again. Can someone please help me find where I am from and who I my real Mother and Father may be. I have no family, there cold be some siblings out there that I would really like to know.
Donna Ficarra

Washington, DC

#2 Aug 25, 2012
Really want to know where you are?
princess

United States

#3 Aug 27, 2012
Isn't there some documents that you are allowed to have? Surly you should have access to your birth records?
lost in Lockport wrote:
My name is David Smith, the women that raised me is from Lockport. I was born March 28, 1961 at the Lockport Memorial Hospital. I was raised by Catherine " Dolly " Shaw, lived there in Lockport for a few years then we moved to Rochester. I was always told that I was adopted and had a half sister? Her name was Donna Jean Philhorn that married Vincent Macaluso Oct.16, 1960. I really think that she may be my mother and Vicent my father. Donna was never in our life and never met her until Dolly passed away and it was for a short moment and never seen her again. Can someone please help me find where I am from and who I my real Mother and Father may be. I have no family, there cold be some siblings out there that I would really like to know.
Donna Ficarra

Myrtle Beach, SC

#4 Aug 30, 2012
I tried the hospital and they have told me that the records ar sealed and they cannot give the names of my birth parents and I cannot even get a brth certificate. I am not sure what to do now?
Elizabeth Susan

Steeleville, IL

#5 Aug 31, 2012
I was born in Newfane NY 1965. Birthfather is Lennox Sandy Sr. Mother unknown. Taken out of home when I was two and adopted out at age five. I am searching for my siblings and my biological mother.I am to understand I have at least 10 siblings, one is Rita Sandy, somewhere in Ontario Canada, and brother William Sandy, location unknown. I keep hoping someone can provide me with some helpful information. Like Donna, I was told the same thing. My birthcertificate is altered and the original one is sealed. To all out there looking I so wish you the best in your searches. I can only hope to one day find the answers I need. I am now located in Carbondale Illinois.
princess

United States

#6 Aug 31, 2012
Are you Native American? All the Sandy's I know are Native American. And it's especially interesting because of the Newfane connection.
Elizabeth Susan wrote:
I was born in Newfane NY 1965. Birthfather is Lennox Sandy Sr. Mother unknown. Taken out of home when I was two and adopted out at age five. I am searching for my siblings and my biological mother.I am to understand I have at least 10 siblings, one is Rita Sandy, somewhere in Ontario Canada, and brother William Sandy, location unknown. I keep hoping someone can provide me with some helpful information. Like Donna, I was told the same thing. My birthcertificate is altered and the original one is sealed. To all out there looking I so wish you the best in your searches. I can only hope to one day find the answers I need. I am now located in Carbondale Illinois.
princess

United States

#7 Aug 31, 2012
I don't think that's legal. I am going to ask some people!
Donna Ficarra wrote:
I tried the hospital and they have told me that the records ar sealed and they cannot give the names of my birth parents and I cannot even get a brth certificate. I am not sure what to do now?
princess

United States

#8 Aug 31, 2012
I know some people who most likely would know about you and the ones you mentioned. Maybe they won't open it because illegal adoptions were done on Native Americans. I would say that if you are a Sandy-you are at least half Native American.Going to ask someone from Newfane who is a Sandy
Elizabeth Susan wrote:
I was born in Newfane NY 1965. Birthfather is Lennox Sandy Sr. Mother unknown. Taken out of home when I was two and adopted out at age five. I am searching for my siblings and my biological mother.I am to understand I have at least 10 siblings, one is Rita Sandy, somewhere in Ontario Canada, and brother William Sandy, location unknown. I keep hoping someone can provide me with some helpful information. Like Donna, I was told the same thing. My birthcertificate is altered and the original one is sealed. To all out there looking I so wish you the best in your searches. I can only hope to one day find the answers I need. I am now located in Carbondale Illinois.

Since: Oct 15

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#10 Oct 31, 2015
princess wrote:
Are you Native American? All the Sandy's I know are Native American. And it's especially interesting because of the Newfane connection.<quoted text>
Yes, I am half Native American

Since: Oct 15

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#12 Nov 1, 2015
Donna Ficarra wrote:
I tried the hospital and they have told me that the records ar sealed and they cannot give the names of my birth parents and I cannot even get a brth certificate. I am not sure what to do now?

The NYS laws suck. However, Donna, go to Facebook and search for Adoption Groups in NYS. There are a lot of them out there and Search Angel Groups too that can help you in your search! Don't give up, even if it seems like all ya hit is a brick wall. I wish you the best in your search!

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