Adoption, Life Adventures

The Truth Must Be Revealed

I’m not sure if I have been this open on a previous post, but here goes. I know that if my one-year-old daughter disappeared I would search the ends of the earth to find her. When I met my bio family in 1994 we had a joyous reunion at my adoptive parents house. I was… Continue reading The Truth Must Be Revealed

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We Are Going to Find You

Even today, as I gaze into the photo of the little girl on the right, I feel strange knowing that I came from her womb. She is my birthmother, Betty Stewart. With the current Indiana adoption laws, I had no right to find her.   To Betty, I’m sorry you died before I had the… Continue reading We Are Going to Find You

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Happy Birthday, Deborah Kay

Dear Deborah Kay, I never saw you, but my family said you disappeared before your first birthday in 1956. Someone said the babysitter took you. Others said a social worker took you. There was no police report filed. There was no funeral. What happened to you? If you are out there, you will be 62… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Deborah Kay

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Is This the End?

IFor those of you who have given me so much support in the search for my sister, Deborah Kay, who disappeared before she was one year old, I was prepared to tell you the great news that I found her. Sadly, I am not able to do that. I was 99% sure she had been… Continue reading Is This the End?

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End of Search is Beginning of Another

This is a miraculous moment with my extended family, most of whom I met for the first time when this was taken in 1995. After searching for 20 years, I found that my birthmother had already died. However, I found wonderful siblings and blood relatives. My wife Carmen is behind me. Brother Ken is sitting… Continue reading End of Search is Beginning of Another

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Birth Certificates

Here are my (two) very different birth certificates.  The first one is the amended one given to my adoptive parents and then given to me.  The second is my original birth certificate that took me 36 years to receive (only after I could prove to the State of Indiana that my birthmother had died and… Continue reading Birth Certificates

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Three Wedding License Applications

Here are three wedding license applications for Carl Price, Jr., in order by date of marriage: Carl Price and Sarah Weeks Carl Price and Betty Stewart (my birthmother) Carl Price and Shirley Gregg It is striking to notice the closeness of the marriage and divorce dates, the differences of ages in the groom and brides,… Continue reading Three Wedding License Applications

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Deborah Kay, We Will Never Stop Searching for You

To my sister, Deborah Kay, 62 years have passed since the day you were born. I wanted you to see the work your family, your internet friends, and myself have done to try and find you. What happened? Were you adopted? Stolen? Or something more sinister? It took me twenty years to find myself. Now… Continue reading Deborah Kay, We Will Never Stop Searching for You

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We will find you, Deborah Kay

September 4, 1994 is a historic date. At least for me. In the town of New Albany, Indiana, I met my birth family for the first time- uncles, aunts, a cousin, even a grandmother. We agreed to meet at my childhood home where my adoptive parents still lived. This might not sound exciting to you.… Continue reading We will find you, Deborah Kay

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Adoption, Family Life, Life Adventures

Police Report

Today I filed a missing persons report for my sister, Debra Kay. It appears there was never such a report filed since she vanished as a child. This will be submitted to the Indianapolis police, where my birthmother was living at the time of her disappearance. I hope the relationships I have forged with my… Continue reading Police Report