Summary

Registrant Angela Whaley is a researcher looking for her biological birth sibling. The adoptee was born in California in 1945 on August 14th. She was born Shepard to birthmother Dorothy M. Shepard.

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California Adoption Record: # 32759

Researcher looking for Birth Sibling
Angela Whaley

Adoptee's Info
Birth Name: Shepard
Adoptive Name:
Date of Birth: Aug 14, 1945 (now 77 years old)
Gender: Female
Birth Location: Unknown city, Unknown county, California USA

Birthmother's Info
Name: Dorothy M. Shepard
Born: Unknown
Age at Adoptee's Birth: Unknown
Religion: Unknown

Birthfather's Info
Name: Raffaele Palermo
Born: Jan 1922
Age at Adoptee's Birth: 23
Religion: Unknown

Born at Hospital:
Birth Certificate:
Adoption Agency:

Additional Info
We believe the mother's name may have been Dorothy Mae Shepard, but that is uncertain. We are not sure of the spelling. We have a baby picture that states November 14, 3 months. We assume the girl was born in Aug/Sept 14, 1944 or 1945. This may not be correct. The father was an Italian POW/ISU during WWII at Camp Haan in Riverside, CA. He was repatriated in Oct 1945 to Sicily. He lost contact with the mother by 1946. The embassy told him she had died or moved away. His son, in Milan, Italy, is looking for his half-sister. We do not know her name. Stefano, the son, has done a DNA test. All we have is a possible name and the baby picture with the mother's handwriting. We do not know if there was an adoption.


Registered: May 8, 2015

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